Fiji Islands

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Is selling sex criminalised?: 

Selling sex legal but associated activities criminalised including soliciting in public place

Is buying sex criminalised?: 

Yes but only when done in public place. It is criminalised to 'seek or use the services of a prostitute in a public place'

Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

Yes, procuring, living on earnings and brothel-keeping all criminalised.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 

No

Is there mandatory registration?: 

No

Is sex work recognised as work?: 

No

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 

No

Sources/further reading: 

UNDP et al (2012) Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and human rights in the context of sex work, available at http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/hivaids/English/HIV-2012-SexWorkAndLaw.pdf Fiji Crimes Decree - https://www.unodc.org/tldb/pdf/Fiji/FIJ_Crim_Law_Amend_2009.pdf Equality and Justice Alliance Report 2019, A Fairer Future, available at https://www.equalityjusticealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/663-A-Fairer-Future-PACIFIC-v.2.pdf

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