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Prostitution - en mänsklig rättighet? : Hur debatten om sexköpslagen kan förstås i ljuset av de mänskliga rättigheterna

Hermansson, Sofia LU (2011) MRSK30 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The public debate on prostitution and the Swedish Sex Purchase Law is still unfinished and highly controversial, not only in Sweden but also abroad. The Sex Purchase Law has attracted much international attention because the law is exclusively aimed at the purchaser of sex and does not single out the prostitute as an offender which makes this law unique in an international comparison.
On the basis of Human Rights and the concept of individual freedom of choice this essay describes and analyses the different perceptions and arguments in this ongoing public debate. The dominating ideas in this debate are found in two different ideological camps. The essay shows the complicated character of this debate as the arguments often are founded in... (More)
The public debate on prostitution and the Swedish Sex Purchase Law is still unfinished and highly controversial, not only in Sweden but also abroad. The Sex Purchase Law has attracted much international attention because the law is exclusively aimed at the purchaser of sex and does not single out the prostitute as an offender which makes this law unique in an international comparison.
On the basis of Human Rights and the concept of individual freedom of choice this essay describes and analyses the different perceptions and arguments in this ongoing public debate. The dominating ideas in this debate are found in two different ideological camps. The essay shows the complicated character of this debate as the arguments often are founded in exclusively emotional positions and attitudes. The analysis also points out that the discussion on the Sex Purchase Law and on prostitution mainly focuses on women while those who really are the roots of the problem, the men who purchase sex, more or less are disregarded and ignored. (Less)
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author
Hermansson, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
feminism, Human Rights, humanism, freedom, rights, social structures, ethics, The Sex Purchase Law, equality, voluntariness, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2064448
date added to LUP
2011-09-29 15:57:26
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {The public debate on prostitution and the Swedish Sex Purchase Law is still unfinished and highly controversial, not only in Sweden but also abroad. The Sex Purchase Law has attracted much international attention because the law is exclusively aimed at the purchaser of sex and does not single out the prostitute as an offender which makes this law unique in an international comparison. 
On the basis of Human Rights and the concept of individual freedom of choice this essay describes and analyses the different perceptions and arguments in this ongoing public debate. The dominating ideas in this debate are found in two different ideological camps. The essay shows the complicated character of this debate as the arguments often are founded in exclusively emotional positions and attitudes. The analysis also points out that the discussion on the Sex Purchase Law and on prostitution mainly focuses on women while those who really are the roots of the problem, the men who purchase sex, more or less are disregarded and ignored.},
  author       = {Hermansson, Sofia},
  keyword      = {feminism,Human Rights,humanism,freedom,rights,social structures,ethics,The Sex Purchase Law,equality,voluntariness,mänskliga rättigheter
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prostitution - en mänsklig rättighet? : Hur debatten om sexköpslagen kan förstås i ljuset av de mänskliga rättigheterna},
  year         = {2011},
}