Sex Work and Human Rights

Research Project Germany

Research Project Korea Germany

Goodbye, Research Project Korea!

Research Project Korea was an independent research project by Matthias Lehmann to examine the impact of South Korea’s Anti-Sex Trade Law on sex workers’ human rights. The project was unaffiliated to any university or organisation and funded exclusively by private funds and donations.

Research Project Korea published a photo series by Yeoni Kim and a letter by Hyeri Lee to provide readers with first-hand insights into the lives and work of sex workers in South Korea. Research findings were presented at a symposium at Humboldt University of Berlin and at another symposium at the Urania Berlin. It is intended to integrate the findings into an academic publication in the near future.

As of March 2014, Research Project Korea has concluded, although additional articles will be added in the future, e.g. in regards to the outcome of the ongoing constitutional review of the Anti-Sex Trade Law, so please return to check for updates.

Hello, Research Project Germany!

Matthias Lehmann is currently preparing his doctoral research project at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. It will deal with the regulation of prostitution in Germany. There is a new website and a new Facebook page for this project, whereas the Twitter account and all video and audio repositories stay the same. Click the image below to visit the new website. All information will be provided in English.

Get Connected Page

Thank you

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all sex workers who have placed their trust in me during the course of this research project, to my superb research team for all their hard work, and to all followers for their generous support and continued interest. Thanks to all of you, it was possible to bring the situation of sex workers in South Korea to the attention of a wider public and to contribute to more meaningful discourses about sex work and prostitution laws in South Korea and elsewhere. I am forever in your debt.

Matthias Lehmann,
March 25th, Belfast

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