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Euro 2012 and Question of Sexual Autonomy

Monika S. Platek, from the Institute of Criminal Law, Law Faculty, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Criminal Justice and Human Rights,” under the title “Euro 2012 and Question of Sexual Autonomy”. Here is the abstract: The text will deal with Polish controversy around signing and ratifying Council of Europe Convention for preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS 210). It gives a perfect incentives to analyse areas of political silence and efforts to silencing specific problems when related to rape, domestic violence, prostitution and trafficking in the name of public safety related to football games within EURO 2012. We face two different approaches to what is perceived private and public and meet two kinds of discrimination. Negligence to observe, prosecute and prevent cases of sexual violence is associated with specific needs of clients participating in the feast of kicking the ball. Specific issues of sexual autonomy versus sexual freedom will be additionally discussed in relation to question of rape and client responsibility for using the child for prostitution. The affectivity of it will be compared with the range of tools applied to satisfy and guarantee the safety of football fans during the Euro 2012 in Poland.

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  • “Euro 2012 and Question of Sexual Autonomy”, by Monika S. Platek (Proceedings)

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