Annual s would have only be issued to Czechs and other European Union nationals older than 18 who had no criminal record. Maximum trafficking penalties were increased from 12 to 15 years, with a minimum penalty of two years.
Protection[ edit ] The Czech Touriwm continued to improve trafficking protection and assistance. Brothels are sexual gulags for women and girls Current situation[ edit ] According to the Tourlsm Ministry of the Interior, there are over brothels in the Czech Republic, of which are in Prague. Inthe Czech government approved a law to prostitutes and confine the trade to certain areas as part of an effort to curb prostitution and reduce organized crime. Weekend trips to Prague for some tourists also include visits to erotic clubs.
She has been told of "customers" from Holland, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Germany. Inthe Czech Government strengthened its anti-trafficking legislation and turned its pilot victim assistance program into a nationwide government-funded program. Police training curricula included segments on trafficking, and a new internal website for police provided trafficking awareness information. It is an act we will resist with every democratic means available to us, and will fight in Congress and our legislatures, through our organized women's movements and from tens of thousands of church and synagogue pulpits.
The Crime Prevention Department continued awareness programs at schools. Czech law enforcement conducted t anti-trafficking investigations with Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, and Ukraine in We believe that such action would be a terrible mistake for the country as a whole and, in particular, for the women and children of the Eastern Europe region who will be victims of the Czech Republic sex trade The general opinion is that while prostitution should be legal and sex workers registered, politicians seem unwilling to take a stand and many doubt that workers would register in the first place.
A German journalist, Rudiger Rossig, posed as a sex tourist for the Today programme, secretly recording his conversations. We are writing to express our profound concern over the prospect that the Czech Republic tourissm be planning to legalize prostitution Please take a leadership role in resisting the trade in women and children and please, in a manner consistent with your traditions, maintain the Republic as a model for human rights and democracy.
Prevention[ edit ] Dex Ministry of Interior is currently collaborating with IOM to produce a demand-reduction campaign targeting clients of commercial sex outlets along the Czech-German border area. Reporters working undercover for the Today programme were offered girls of 9 and 11 for sex when they posed as German tourists. The Pargue convicted 12 traffickers under those statutes, an increase from five in He said that the problem of child prostitution had been "overplayed".
From January to January14 trafficking victims — including one forced labor victim — took part in the program.
He who asked in German whether he would be interested in "something". Brothels line the country's ro to Austria and Germany, the source of many customers. The government funded several NGOs and international organizations for sheltering and care of victims; two of the Czech Republic's principal organizations provided shelter to 68 trafficking victims in Rossig suggested his colleague might be interested in younger girls. Prage operates a center in Prague and a phone helpline.
She says the majority of children offering sex are young teenagers, but she and her colleagues have seen far younger children standing by the side of the street, accompanied by adults who al to passing German cars. The town of Cheb in the Czech Republic is well known as a beautiful place, its old town square full of pastel-washed houses dating back to the eleventh century. But in recent years, it's gained a different reputation - as a centre for child prostitution.
Internal trafficking occurs from low employment areas Prague sex tourism Prague and regions bordering Germany and Austria. While no government officials were indicted or convicted for complicity in trafficking, allegations continued about the involvement of individual border police officers facilitating illegal border crossings. Failed legalization attempt[ PPrague ] Prostitutes in the Czech Republic work in a legal grey area, neither Przgue legal nor illegal, which makes it difficult for the state to control disease, the sex-slave trade and underage prostitution.
The following morning I recounted the episode to the town mayor, Jan Svoboda. At a minimum, we are determined that our efforts will in financial terms alone, be more costly to the Republic — and not in terms of tourism alone — than any hypothetical financial gains claimed. In addition to oturism Czech National Action Plan on trafficking adopted inthe government in July adopted a plan to combat commercial sexual abuse of children.
The government houses victims and potential victims applying for asylum with other at-risk groups in guarded asylum centers to prevent unwanted contact with traffickers. InCzech authorities investigated 30 individuals and prosecuted 19 under the trafficking statutes. Amendments to the Czech Penal Code went into effect in Novembermaking all forms of trafficking illegal, including labor exploitation and internal trafficking. Most of the country's prostitution centers in the Northern Bohemia and Western Bohemia regions and in the capital city.
Katrin Schauer has been working with prostitutes in Cheb for nearly eight years. This program involves close cooperation between the government and NGOs, and allows the victims a day reflection period to receive assistance and consider whether to assist in prosecuting their traffickers.
In Novemberthe Model of Support and Protection of Victims of Trafficking in Persons was expanded to a permanent, government-funded program that is open to all foreign and Czech victims. At this point, Rossig decided Praguf make his excuses and leave, but the pimp and his associates started to threaten him. Between andPrague had the world's first online brothel, Big Sisterwhere customers could sec free sexual intercourse, with the acts being broadcast on the internet.