Уголовное наказание за согласие на секс?

ЛОНДОН – Канадский парламент обсуждает новый закон против проституции. Законопроект называется «Акт о защите общества и эксплуатируемых лиц» и вводит уголовную ответственность за покупку «сексуальных услуг». Тем, кто сомневается, что именно входит в перечень «услуг», помогут разъяснения министерства юстиции Канады: в списке есть «танцы на коленях», но нет стриптиза и «действий, связанных с производством порнографии».

Не только Канада увлечена идеей уголовного преследования секса за вознаграждение между взрослыми по взаимному согласию. Более чем в 120 странах те или иные формы сексуального труда и проституции наказуемы. В 13 странах преступником считается клиент, как и в канадском законопроекте. В восьми странах владение презервативом считается доказательством проституции, и поэтому также наказуемо.

Хотя сенат Франции недавно заблокировал законопроект, аналогичный канадскому, некоторые страны Европы требуют ужесточения борьбы с проституцией. В феврале Европарламент принял резолюцию, которая объявляет вне закона покупку сексуальных услуг у лиц младше 21 года.

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