2008. 26 p.
Center for Reproductive Rights
This briefing paper takes an in-depth look at the standards developed by six UN treaty monitoring bodies, or committees, in the area of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Following a brief overview of the origin and work of the committees, this paper reviews standards each body has adopted as it has monitored governments' compliance with their duties under international human rights law. In repeated statements, these bodies have made clear that, in the context of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, governments are bound by international standards to ensure prevention, care, and protection from discrimination. Six treaties and committees which are studied are : - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); - Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children's Rights Convention); - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Civil and Political Rights Covenant); - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Covenant); - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Convention against Racial Discrimination); - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (Convention against Torture).
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