Clients of involuntary sex worker punishable by law

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Are you a self-employed sex worker in the prostitution industry, clearly against your will? It will be a punishable act by law for your client to have sexual relations with you.

Does your client know or suspect you are forced into prostitution or that you are a victim of human trafficking? They can get a prison sentence of a maximum of 4 years or a €21,750 fine.

For whom?

  • Self-employed sex workers

When?

This change in law is effective from 1 January 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO