Civil society members, legal aid service providers and human rights lawyers team up to improve access to legal services. Chisinau, 30-31 May – UNDP, and its regional and national partners—the Eastern European and Central Asian Union of PLHIV (ECUO), the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) and NGO Viata Noua (“New Life”)
Human rights are essential for the response to HIV. “Right to health is right to life” – with this motto a high level meeting on HIV and Human Rights, organised by the EU and UNAIDS, took place in Brussels on 27-28 May. The meeting united representatives of the European Institutions, civil society, national governments of EU member states and countries of the EU neighborhood, as well as intergovernmental agencies involved in the global response to HIV. Participants discussed the importance of human rights for national and regional responses to HIV, success stories and challenges from the EU neighbourhood, the role of the European Union
Countries in Asia and the Pacific have put in place laws to provide legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations; these laws include omnibus national HIV laws, protections enshrined in national constitutions, and rights under general laws such as laws relating to employment, disability and health. According to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), legal protections are unevenly enforced and human rights violations persist for people living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
El viernes 5 de abril, en el edificio anexo del Palacio Legislativo, se lanzó el Diálogo sobre VIH y derechos humanos, un proceso participativo que durará 45 días e involucrará a organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil y del sector público con el objetivo de promover un entorno legal que contribuya al alcance de las metas de acceso universal a la prevención, atención, tratamiento y apoyo en VIH.
Following up on the recommendations made by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, the Secretary of Justice and Human Rights, the National Advisory Group, UNAIDS and several civil society organizations, with support from UNDP, organized a National Dialogue on HIV and the Law on 8-9 May, 2013 in Honduras. The event provided a space for people living with and affected by HIV
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- Strengthening the role of judges in the HIV response