HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health

Publish Year : 2012
Publisher : Global Commission on HIV and the Law
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Description :

The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV. The report is based on the testimony of more than 700 people most affected by HIV-related legal environments from 140 countries, in addition to expert submissions and a large body of scholarship on HIV, health and the law. To end the epidemic of bad laws and to promote good laws that support effective HIV responses, the Commission urges governments to ban discrimination on the basis of HIV status and to repeal laws that criminalise HIV transmission or non-disclosure of HIV status. The Report calls on governments to use the law to end violence against women and girls. The Report also recommends decriminalising same-sex sexual activity, voluntary sex work and drug use, which will allow vulnerable populations access to HIV services.


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