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Sex in the Shadow of the Law: Regulating Sex Work and Human Trafficking in Singapore

Chapman-Schmidt, Benjamin


This paper uses Singapore as a case study in how the international anti-trafficking movement has influenced the regulation of sex work. In doing this, it explores the various historical, geographical, and socio-legal factors which have shaped Singapore’s system of regulation. It then presents the contemporary composition of the regulation of sex work in Singapore: a system of informal rules and protections hidden in the shadow of formal legal institutions. Finally, it analyses the impact of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Comparative Law
DOI: 10.1017/asjcl.2015.8


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