Nasc presents to Justice Committee on prostitution legislation

Thu, December 13, 2012

Nasc was among several groups invited to present to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality as part of the government’s review of the prostitution legislation. The first set of oral hearings took place this week. Additional hearings are scheduled for after the Christmas break.

According to CEO Fiona Finn, who attended the oral hearing, “We were happy to be invited to provide oral testimony to the Justice Committee.  It gave us the opportunity to present our views based on our work providing support and assistance to migrant women and children who have experienced trafficking and sexual exploitation.”

A copy of our oral presentation can be viewed here.

Nasc was asked to present after making a written submission to the Committee earlier this year. Our written submission is available here.

Ms. Finn continues, “We welcome the openness of this review process and have been pleased with the level of commitment and engagement shown by the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Justice Committee in tackling this very difficult issue.”

Nasc is a member of the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign calling for the criminalisation of the purchase of sex. For more information about the campaign or to find out how to take action to combat prostitution and trafficking, visit the Turn Off the Red Light Action Page.