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    Academic suggests prostitution laws need change to be in line with reality

    Law lecturer Akawat Laowonsiri said on Wednesday (June 12) at a seminar entitled “Review of the prevention and suppression of prostitution laws project”, held at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus, that he is drafting new laws to introduce zoning for sex related activities under the authority of the Department of Local Administration.


    He went on to explain that Thailand is obliged to protect the rights of sex workers and is a signatory to international commitments like the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In addition, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E. 2557 Amendment (No. 4), B.E. 2560 (2017) Section 40 guarantees the rights of a person to enjoy the liberty to engage in an occupation.


    The researcher said that updating the laws will tackle the issue of the health and well-being of all the stakeholders in the sex industry. For example, a law to protect the rights of a wife whose husband has a sexually-transmitted disease is needed, in accordance with the principle of universal coverage. Sex workers should be free to refuse to provide a service and they should have the right to be fairly treated and paid in the workplace.


    In response to those who fear a rise in the number of people entering the sex industry if the laws are amended, Dr. Akawat Laowonsiri confirmed that his study shows a steady decline prostitution in Thailand since the Vietnam War, when the industry was at its peak.


    He added that people in the sex industry face many challenges to which most Thais are not exposed, such as organized crime, drug dealers, human traffickers and more.


    “From the conservative point of view, it is necessary to have this kind of law in place to improve society. We have to find a way to adapt to the changing world,” says Dr. Akawat.

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    Idealistic but I suspect not realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
    But, but...what about the men involved in the oldest profession?

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    That would mean acknowledging there is prostitution in Thailand...And authorities are not yet ready for that as could illustrate their latest visit of walking street in Pattaya (they couldn't find any prostitutes!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    That would mean acknowledging there is prostitution in Thailand...And authorities are not yet ready for that as could illustrate their latest visit of walking street in Pattaya (they couldn't find any prostitutes!)
    I'm sure the BiB did a thorough investigation, i.e.

    BiB: "Are you a proditoo?"
    Bint: "No"
    BiB: "That's another one who isn't proditoo".

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    Marriage, a form of prostitution, is already legal. That's how they get around it in Middle Eastern countries, anyway. Temporary marriages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Marriage, a form of prostitution, is already legal. That's how they get around it in Middle Eastern countries, anyway. Temporary marriages.
    And sometimes Indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Marriage, a form of prostitution, is already legal. That's how they get around it in Middle Eastern countries, anyway. Temporary marriages.
    seamen/ merchant seamen, when they came ashore,, in the days of your, took a temporary wife for the shoreleave period, all said wives would have many :husbands:. prostitutes every one.

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    Ahem.....that's "days of yore"....a very old expression.

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    ^Yes, in days of yore, "days of yore" was used to talk about events that happened in days of yore.

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    i stand corrected... kop kune kup

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