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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit. Close.

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff

Germany

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. more »

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January 29, 2007 10:33 AM

Legalization Opens Criminal Floodgates

My home country of Germany is one of the few nations to legalize prostitution. Proponents of legalization argue that all attempts to deal with the sex business have failed and the only option left untried is decriminalization. Legalization helps the victims of the pay-for-sex system, the women, so the argument goes. The law provides them with rights, health insurance, and even benefits. It also provides prostitutes legal recourse. They can sue their client if he doesn’t pay.

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