Prostitution Prevention Acts
The Bill of Prostitution Prevention Act, which replaced the Act on the Prevention of Morally Degrading Behavior (APMDB), was first petitioned in November 2001, proposed in 2002, and then enacted on March 2, 2004, into two Acts: the Punishment for Procuring Prostitution and Associated Act (APPPAA) and the Act on the Prevention of Prostitution and Protection of Victims Thereof (APPPVT). Both Acts came into effect on September 23, 2004.
Act on the Prevention of Prostitution and Protection of Victims Thereof [PDF download]
The Act clarifies its aims at prevention of prostitution, protection of the victims of prostitution,
and the social integration of the victims of prostitution.
① Provisions of the legal bases of preventive education on prostitution② Provisions of the kinds and functions of support facilities for the victims of prostitution③ Provisions of the legal bases of the support for medical expenses④ Provisions of the cooperation with the police when rescuing victims of prostitution
Act on the Punishment of Procuring Prostitution and Associated Acts [PDF download]
The Act aims at eradication of procuring prostitution and trafficking for prostitution, and also at protection of human rights of the victims of prostitution. In order to do so, the Act stipulates harsh punishment to the owners
of prostitution businesses, scaling down of prostitution industry, and protection of the victims of prostitution.
① Introduction of New Concepts and DefinitionsDiscarding the words of 'morally degrading behavior', andintroducing 'women in prostitution' insteadSpecifying the forms of 'procuring prostitution and associated acts'Introducing the concept of 'trafficking for prostitution'② Introduction of the concept of 'victims of prostitution', andspecial provisions regarding criminal punishment③ Clarification of the invalid cases of obligatory rights for illegal causes④ Provisions of legal bases for closed trials⑤ Introduction of special provisions regarding foreign women⑥ Introduction of confiscation of profits from prostitution and supplementary charges⑦ Provisions of priorities to the cases of protection of the victims⑧ Introduction of compensation⑨ Provisions of keeping balance with other laws regarding penalties and sentences⑩ Aggravation of punishment to criminal organizations⑪ Provisions regarding its relation with the Act on Protection of Sexuality of Juveniles