Revolutionary judgment sanctioning prostitution in UK overturned by government


A groundbreaking judgment sanctioning state-sponsored prostitution was overturned by the government after the UK’s top judge banned a disabled man from sleeping with a sex worker.

The protection court had ruled that the council social workers could put a disabled man with a prostitute because he did not have the capacity to organize it himself and that denying him this chance would be a violation of his right to private life.

But Robert Buckland, then Secretary of Justice, challenged it in the Court of Appeals on the grounds that it would set a major precedent in public policy where the government would be seen to endorse state-sponsored prostitution.

He quashed his officials who did not want to challenge the verdict because they feared the government would lose the court challenge.

However, yesterday the Department of Justice (MoJ) appeal was confirmed by Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, who took over the case as head of the judiciary.

He ruled that the disabled man’s caregivers would act illegally if they allowed him to have sex with a prostitute.

In the judgment, he also said that there was no legal precedent in European courts recognizing it as a human right to purchase the services of a sex worker.

Mr Buckland told The Telegraph: “Instinctively, we’re going to want to defend the rights of people with disabilities, but at the same time, the use of sex workers raises all kinds of criminal law issues.

He believed there was a danger that it would fall to the state sanctioning prostitution and “the use of sex workers who may themselves be victims of crime.”

The man, known as C, who suffered from a genetic condition leading to developmental delays and problems with social communication, felt the only way to have sex with a woman would be to prostitute himself.

The Protection Court ruled that caregivers would not “push” him into having sex, which is illegal under the 2003 Sexual Offenses Act, but would simply organize it for him.

Lord Burnett and two judges of the Court of Appeal sitting with him disagreed. They said social workers would face prosecution for legally causing him to have sex, noting that it would be different if it was a spouse or partner they were organizing it for.

“The envisaged arrangements for securing the services of a sex worker would put the caregivers involved in danger of committing an offense,” Lord Burnett said.

The judges also noted: “It is not surprising that no Strasbourg Court case has been cited to us which recognizes a human right to purchase the services of the prostitute or to have such services provided by the prostitute. ‘State.

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