International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe


The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) has now been in existence  for over ten years.  When first established  it  held the watershed  ‘Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour and Migration’ 15 – 17 October 2005 in Brussels where the ‘The Declaration on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe’  was endorsed. On the 10 year anniversary of the declaration  ICRSE  published a report on 10 years of  sex workers’ rights activism and advocacy in Europe and Central Asia.  This report identifies the main trends affecting sex workers in the region, particularly the increased criminalisation of sex work, targeting either sex workers, clients or third parties. Also it looks at the continued conflation of sex work, migration and trafficking; and the criminalisation of “vulnerabilities” and poverty. To access the report go to;

Over the decade ICRSE has achieved a lot, working hard to advocate for the rights of sex workers in Europe. It has produced lots of useful resources for example on 1st May 2016 ICRSE  published a community report on  ‘Exploitation: Unfair labour arrangements and precarious working conditions in the sex industry’  to dowload this report go to;


To access other resources go to the ICRSE website;

To learn about how you can become a member of  the network follow this link;