Europe

Sweden offers to help defend French sex trade law in European court complaint

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  • Sweden's government has offered to help France in defending its law on prostitution before the European Court of Human Rights, Swedish Radio News reports.
  • That's because the 2016 French legislation - which criminalizes buying sex but not selling it - is based on Sweden's own law from 1999.
  • Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said it was "extremely important" to defend the legislation.