The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health, is now available in Mongolian language. The landmark report and its Executive Summary have been translated into several languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, with more to come.
As the HIV epidemic continues to affect millions of people in developing countries especially in Africa, judiciary is now being seen as having a powerful role in ending stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV and Aids. During the first ever dialogue on HIV, human rights and the law in Eastern and Southern Africa, held in Nairobi, delegates who included judges, magistrates, lawyers, civil society groups and people living with HIV from various African Countries heard how punitive laws and practices deny people living with HIV basic rights and access to justice.
“Prejudice and lack of knowledge regarding what AIDS is, this is the real problem”, said Mr. Dani Rudnicki, brazilian lawyer, during the series of dialogues on HIV and the Law that are being held in Brazil. On October 29th-30th, the event gathered members of the Judges Association of Rio Grande do Sul, lawyers and activists to discuss the criminalization of HIV transmission.
Nay Pyi Taw – More than 30 parliamentarians in Myanmar explored how to use global mechanisms and strengthen national laws to retain Myanmar’s right to access affordable medicines. They were part of a group that attended a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNAIDS supported information session on the use of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Flexibilities and access to affordable medicines in Myanmar, held earlier this month.
OSF has published a series of civil society briefing papers highlighting the key issues addressed in the Global Commission on HIV and the Law report. Each of the seven briefing papers outlines the key report findings and recommendations on a particular issue. It contains useful quotes for media or policy documents and provides information on how civil society can use the Commission’s report for their advocacy and campaigning efforts. These briefing papers will greatly support the implementation work of the Commission.
- Ensuring sustainability of community-led HIV service delivery in Thailand
- Life-saving logistics in Ukraine
- Opinion: Making the law work for HIV responses
- Networks led by young people in Asia and the Pacific find ways to adapt to COVID-19 and deal with uncertain futures
- Strengthening the role of judges in the HIV response