Czech law enforcement conducted joint anti-trafficking investigations with Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, and Ukraine in
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In , the Czech government approved a law to license prostitutes and confine the trade to certain areas as part of an effort to curb prostitution and reduce organized crime.
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.
Prostitution in the Czech Republic
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. Of the 12 convicted, three received unconditional prison sentences of three to five years, and nine received conditional or suspended sentences. Czech law enforcement conducted joint anti-trafficking investigations with Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, and Ukraine in Amendments to the Czech Penal Code went into effect in November , making all forms of trafficking illegal, including labor exploitation and internal trafficking. 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. The 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.