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Name: Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (No. 28 of 2003).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-06-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2003, Vol. 2, pp. 857-885
ISN: NZL-2003-L-68282
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2003, Vol. 2, pp. 857-885
Act No. 28 of 2003 Act No. 28 of 2003 Parliamentary Counsel Office website, New Zealand (consulted on 2004-10-14)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on prostitution. Basic objective of act is to decriminalise prostitution and to create framework which (a) safeguards human rights of sex workers and protects them from exploitation; (b) promotes welfare and occupational health and safety of sex workers; (c) is conducive to public health; and (d) prohibits use in prostitution of persons under 18 years of age. Divided into 4 parts. Part 1 (s. 2-6) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 7-33) regulates commercial sex services. Part 3 (s. 34-41) provides for operator certificates. Part 4 (s. 42-51) contains miscellaneous provisions.

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