In the context of the National Action Plan "Prostitution" adopted in June 2016 by the Luxembourg government, the strengthening of the legal framework in terms of trafficking in human beings and sexual exploitation has made it necessary to modify the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. These amendments were codified by the law of 28 February 2018 strengthening the fight against the exploitation of prostitution, pimping and trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes73 and provide, among other things:
- The institutionalization of the "Prostitution" Platform as a permanent committee and the creation of synergies with the "Trafficking" monitoring committee;
- Legislative measures recommended by the General Prosecutor's Office, the Grand Ducal Police and the "Trafficking" monitoring committee with a view to better detection and identification of victims;
- The introduction of the penalization of customers, if it turns out "that they are a minor, a particularly vulnerable person or a victim of sexual exploitation within the framework of the exploitation of prostitution, pimping or trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes with the possibility of not bringing public action against the client under certain conditions (client's testimony)”.
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