This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and other European countries such as the Netherlands and Sweden. You also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians.
Aside from being faculty at DIS, I run my own law firm, mainly taking pro-bono cases for trafficked people in relation to violations of immigration law and the Danish penal code. Teaching means I can meld together my work experiences in anti-trafficking, human rights, and international law with personal experiences and interests. It is my hope that my students will gain understanding and learn about issues through real contexts and form their own opinions.
Related Discipline(s)This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Human Rights, Legal Studies