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No 1 (2017): Sexuality

Defizite in der öffentlich-rechtlichen Regulierung der Sexarbeit in der Schweiz: Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Verfassungs-, Raum- und Bauplanungssowie des Ausländerrechts

  • Jannick Koller
March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018


In Switzerland sexwork is subject to several regulations in public law. This article analyzes, these regulations with a strong emphasizes on constitutional, construction planning and aliens law. The investigation of the sex trade’s legal landscape reveals both, its underlying complexity and nontransparency. In addition, it will be figured out that its character is shaped by hidden repression and discrimination. For the purpose of a liberal regulation, the author recommends a repeal of police directives. Alternatively, the legal framework’s harmonization throughout Switzerland by employing a national law enactment concerning sex work and a unified practice concerning the application of respective terms are advised.