It is not yet known when it will become law.
However, further measures are needed to create an industry in which sex workers can work in safety without risking their health, and to regulate the industry more effectively. Victims of forced prostitution and human trafficking Forced prostitution still occurs in this country.
Underage prostitutes themselves will not be punished. These are the main points of the amended bill: Mandatory licencing Businesses in the sex industry — for escors sex clubs, brothels and escort agencies — will only be allowed to operate with a licence from the municipal authorities. There is a national programme to facilitate cooperation in this area.
Women are sometimes lured to the Netherlands under false pretences and then forced to work as prostitutes. At the request of the Senate the bill esforts been amended. It addresses such issues as: improving the social position of prostitutes; supervision of commercial sex operations, and law enforcement when rules are violated.
Business owners will be punishable if they employ a prostitute under the age of In other cases, the women know they will be working as prostitutes, but are exploited once they get here. This bill is currently being considered by the House of Representatives.
It has submitted a bill to regulate prostitution and combat abuses in the sex industry to the House of Representatives. If an owner has ly been involved in human trafficking or if there are indications that they will probably not comply with the licencing conditions, their application for a licence will be denied.
yoyng Raising the minimum age for prostitutes The minimum age for prostitutes will be raised from 18 to Screening the owners of businesses in the sex industry The owners of commercial sex operations will be screened more thoroughly. Clients will be liable to punishment if they engage the services of a prostitute under the age of Municipalities will do background checks on them.
Government plans to tighten regulations in the sex industry The government wants to prevent and tackle abuses in the sex industry. A commercial sex operation will only be given a licence if it has a fixed address and a telephone landline.
To ensure that the rules are equally strict all over the country, the same conditions will essentially apply in every municipality.