Legal Environment Assessments

HIV 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 the Commission, and in line with the UNDP ‘Strategic Plan 2014-2017’ and the UNAIDS ‘2011-2015 Strategy: Getting to Zero’, UNDP and other development partners have 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. On this page, you will find a complete collection of the assessments which have been published to date. While UNDP recommends a specific methodology for conducting Legal Environment Assessments for HIV, some countries have conducted other legal reviews (for instance, simple desk reviews) that are also included here under the heading ‘Related reports’.

Country Reports

Jamaica

November 2013 UNDP, UNAIDS, National HIV/STI Programme
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Malawi

 
April 2013 UNDP
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 2013 UNDP
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Nigeria

December 2015 UNDP, NACA
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Seychelles

April 2013 UNDP
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Lesotho

September 2016 UNDP
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Related Reports

Pakistan

 
January 2015 UNDP, NACP, UN Country Team
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China

 
December 2015 UNDP
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Malaysia

 

January 2015 UN Country Team
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Indonesia

 

October 2015UNDP, UNAIDS, ESCAP, UN Country Team
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Myanmar

 

September 2014 UNDP, UNAIDS, Pyoe Pin
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