Suva: UNDP, 2009. 134 p.
This report presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and ensuring that people living with HIV can continue to live useful and productive lives. It has been designed specifically for the Pacific, taking into account the particular cultural contexts, constraints and opportunities presented in Pacific Island Countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). The options presented draw on examples of laws that have content that reflect good practices from the Pacific and other regions. The focus of this paper is on the content of laws and policies, rather than the processes used to develop them, which are beyond the scope of this publication. However, it is recognised that the process used to develop and implement law reform is equally important, and equally requires the observation of all human rights (civil and political, economic, social, and cultural), and the fundamental freedoms of all people, in accordance with international human rights standards.
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