Prostitution in Belgium: Federal Legislation and Regulation at the Local Level
This expertise examines the regulation of prostitution in Belgium. While the Belgian national law prohibits all third party activities concerning prostitution, e. g. renting out rooms or running a brothel, the regulation at the local level is characterized by a broad variety of different rules. This expertise explains the contradictions between national law and local regulation as well as the differences observed between the different local policy approaches. The expertise forms part of the Observatory’s comprehensive research on the regulation of prostitution.