Legal Environment Assessment Reports for Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and SeychellesPublished on Friday, 04 July 2014 07:38
While the world has witnessed recent declines in AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, AIDS continues to present a serious challenge to health and development in many countries. As has been demonstrated by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, laws and policies based on public health evidence and human rights are the foundation of enabling legal environments that have the potential to positively impact the HIV response. In follow up to the recommendations of the report of Commission, and in line with the UNDP ‘Strategic Plan 2014-2017’ and the UNAIDS ‘2011-2015 Strategy: Getting to Zero’, UNDP has supported countries in undertaking Legal Environment Assessments with the goal of assisting governments, civil society and other stakeholders to develop evidence-informed policy and strategy, to review and reform laws and policies based on human rights considerations, and to support increased capacity to achieve enabling legal environments for effective HIV responses.
Three such national Legal Environment Assessments for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Seychelles, have recently been published and added to our eLibrary section. The reports available for download through the following links:
Legal Environment Assessment for HIV Responses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French)
Assessment of Legal, Regulatory & Policy Environment for HIV and AIDS in Malawi
Seychelles Legal Environment Assessment of HIV and AIDS