We have translated the Combating Prostitution Law No. 8 of 1988 (arabic). It provides for stiff penalties against those organising male or female prostitutes and a regime by which the prostitutes themselves can be rehabilitated.
Subsequent Revolutionary Command Council Resolutions which are still in force substantially increased the penalties for those convicted of organising or engaging in prostitution. In particular RCC Resolution 155 of 1993, RCC Resolution 118 of 1994 and RCC Resolution 234 of 2001 increased the penalty to death. This was reduced to life imprisonment by operating of CPA Order 7 Section 3(1) and prostitution was not one of the limited number of offences for which the death penalty was re-instated by means of Decree No. 3 of 2004 (on this point see further the post on ‘Capital Punishment‘).