unique when first enacted. Ninety one reports were filed in 1999, and a reduction in visible prostitution was noted while acknowledging that estimating the actual activity of prostitution was extremely difficult, and that it was quite possible it had merely gone underground. "Sexhandeln får inte fingranskas". However, this was not as homogeneous as is sometimes perceived. Nevertheless, there is a body of criticism, within and without parliament, but this has had no measurable effect on the official position and party policy (see below). A number of reports suggest that prostitution was at a low level in Sweden, and was on the decline, but may have experienced a slight increase in the 1990s. They saw prostitution as patriarchal oppression, and therefore, not a free will choice, although there was less unanimity over what should be done. A further commission was instigated in 1993 under a former Ombudsman. Violence and Sexuality in Swedish Democracy, Stockholm: Liber, 2002 Jämställdhets - och arbetsrättsminister Svensk författningssamling (SFS) Lag 1998: 408 om förbud mot köp av sexuella tjänster, accessed ) Law Prohibiting the Purchase of sexual Services "A person who, in other cases than previously stated. Nytt Juridiskt Arkiv NJA National Reporter. Civil Code of 1734, where procuring and brothels was banned and punished with imprisonment, whipping, and forced labor, and prostitution at a brothel with forced labor. Swedish sex cop caught in prostitution case, The Local, accessed 18 December 2008 Archived t the Wayback Machine. Two Swedish researchers, Petra Östergren and Susanne Dodillet, analysed the responses and compared them to the official report and found major contradictions. Archived from the original on "Unga politiker vill tillåta sexköp". However, the data on men reporting purchasing sex has been called into question for a number of reasons. However, the debate continues to be very divisive. The Justice Committee was not convinced that criminalization would reduce prostitution, but still recommended the bill. Nikk "Petra Boynton: Concerns about the Durex Global Sex Survey. 6, these were often raided by the police, who occasionally forced the female staff to subject to physical examination to prevent the spread of sexual diseases. 128 Report edit The final report of the commission was submitted to Justice Minister Beatrice Ask in July 2010. The 1940s saw continued pressure for abolition of the increasingly obsolete vagrancy law, which was now being enforced in a more restrained manner. The Minister, however, essentially championed the proposal both inside and outside of the Riksdag, and therefore, it may be argued that women's political agencies played an indirect role through the profile of the office and minister. Global Network of Sex Work Projects. 3, from 1724 onward, unmarried women in Stockholm with no certification asserting that they were supported either by a legal profession, a personal fortune, or by a sponsor guaranteeing their economic support, could be arrested for vagrancy, and placed at the.