Cook Islands

Is selling sex criminalised?

Yes - other activities associated with sex work are criminalised, including soliciting and keeping a brothel, which is defined as any premises with one woman or more selling sex

Is buying sex criminalised?

Not known

Is organising/managing criminalised?

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

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?

Not known

Is there mandatory registration?

Not known

Is sex work recognised as work?


Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?


Sources/further reading

<p>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 <a href="…; Crimes Act 1969 Equality and Justice Alliance Report 2019, A Fairer Future, available at <a href="…;, available at <a href="…;

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