Information about prostitution laws in Estonia
Prostitution: Prostitution is Legal
Brothels: Brothels are Illegal
Pimping: Pimping is Illegal
"...The Minister of Justice Rein Lang of the liberal Estonian Reform Party and the Minister of Social Affairs Jaak Aab of the Estonian Centre Party, have expressed their support for the ban on buying sex....
The general opinion in Estonia does not support the key ministers' views. According to Helve Kase, Head of the Department of Women's Studies for the Estonian Institute for Open Society Research, the prostitutes are generally not viewed as victims.... According to the most recent survey from 2003, almost a third of Estonians supported punishing the prostitutes' clients. Nearly half of the women were in favour of penalizing the prostitutes. More than half of the respondents gave their support to the existing system, which forbids pimping."
"Estonia Also Considering Criminalisation of Purchase of Sex," Helsingin Sanomat, Sep. 1, 2006
The population of Estonia is 1299371