Ukraine considers legalising sex industry

20:25 Sep. 22, 2015

Bill aims to protect prostitutes and eliminate human traficking

The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s Parliament) has registered a bill on regulating prostitution and sex establishments.

The document was submitted by Andriy Nemyrovsky, MP from the Party Volya Narody (People’s Will).

Currently, the bill text is not available on the Verkhovna Rada website. Nemyrovsky says he submitted the bill because the sex-business benefits criminals, not the state’s budget.

Today legal uncertainty in the prostitution and sex establishment sphere is part of criminal business. It is not taxed, thus the state budget does not receive any income from that buisness. Prostitution requires being state-regulated in a civilized way, securing social guarantees for prostitutes, as well as providing additional source for the state budget revenue,” explained the MP.

Nemyrovsky is convinced that the missing legal regulation in the sex industry helps enhance human trafficking and involve minors in the sex industry.