What is the ‘Sex Buyer Law’ or ‘Nordic Model’?

The Sex Buyer Law – sometimes referred to as the Nordic Model – is a legal framework designed to tackle commercial sexual exploitation. It has three key components:

  1. The buying of sex acts is criminalised
  2. The selling of sex acts is decriminalised
  3. Support and exiting services are provided for those exploited through prostitution

The Sex Buyer Law was first introduced in Sweden in 1999. It has since been adopted by Norway and Iceland.