Joint Statement: Open Letter supporting COE Commissioner's Commentary on Human Rights of Sex Workers

We stand firmly behind the Commissioner’s position that only full decriminalisation of sex work can best lead to real protection of the human rights of sex workers.

On 15/02/2024 the outgoing Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović published her Comment on Protecting the Human Rights of Sx Workers.

The undersigned organisations warmly welcome the Comment as a timely & important step forward in recognising the human rights of all sex workers.

The undersigned organisations are leading civil society networks & human rights organisations with a range of expertise that allows us to address issues affecting the rights of sx workers through an intersectional lens.

We thank Dunja Mijatović for this great farewell gift & look forward to cooperating with the new mandate holder!

International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN)

Transgender Europe (TGEU)

La Strada International


AIDS Action Europe

The European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe)

Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network

European Sex Workers Rights Alliance (ESWA)

The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

European Aids Treatment Group (EATG)

Human Rights Watch (HRW)


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