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  1. Making it work: Lessons learnt from three regional workshops to integrate human rights into national HIV strategic plans

    Human rights are legal guarantees: they apply to everyone. However, these may be perceived by stakeholders in the national HIV response as separate from HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. And yet without a human rights-based approach to HIV, it is unlikely that an HIV response will be effective. …

  2. Legislation contagion: the spread of problematic new HIV laws in Western Africa

    Ce numérode la Revue VIH/SIDA, Droit et politique évoque la question de la la législation mise en oeuvre en réponse au VIH et au SIDA. Les lois modèles peuvent être un élément utile à la lutte contre le VIH/sida, mais à condition d'être solidement ancrées dans les principes des droits humains. En 2004, l'organisme AWARE-HIV/AIDS a préparé une loi type sur le VIH, pour l'Afrique occidentale. Quelques pays de cette région ont déjà rédigé des lois nationales fondées sur cette loi type. Dans ce principal article de la revue, certaines des principales dispositions de cette loi type sont étudiées. …

  3. Human Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs): Government Duties to Ensure Prevention, Care, and Non-Discrimination

    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. …

  4. Enabling Effective Responses HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Options for Human Rights-Based Legislative

    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. …

  5. Compendium: Conventions and Laws Guaranteeing All Children the Equal Right to a Quality Education in an Inclusive Setting, South Asia

    This publication contains information on various topics that will guarantee all children equal rights to education. …

  6. Compendium: Conventions and Laws Guaranteeing All Children the Equal Right to a Quality Education in an Inclusive Setting, Philippine version

    This Compendium has been developed in an effort to increase awareness of legal and moral responsibilities to ensure that all children have equal access to quality education. It is aimed at legislators, government officials, university lecturers, head teachers, teachers, student teachers, parents, education activists, and other key stakeholders. The Compendium contains a collection of short versions and excerpts from relevant conventions, agreements, laws, declarations and recommendations.

  7. 10 razones para oponerse a la penalización de la exposición al y la transmisión del VIH

    Documento que aboga por la despenalización de la exposición y transmisión del VIH a través de diez puntos: 1. La penalización de la transmisión del VIH sólo se justifica cuando una persona deliberadamente o maliciosamente transmita el VIH a otra persona con la intención de perjudicarla. En esos limitados casos, las leyes penales pueden y deben ser utilizadas, en vez de aprobarse leyes específicas de VIH. 2. La aplicación de leyes penales a la exposición al y la transmisión del VIH no reduce la propagación del VIH. 3. …

  8. Comments to Uganda's Parliamentary Committee on HIV/AIDS and related matters about the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill

    This document presents Human Rights Watch's concerns about the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill in Uganda, particularly relating to: HIV testing and counseling, generally and among minors; Notification and disclosure obligations; Criminalization of HIV transmission and Criminalization of other conduct related to HIV/AIDS.

  9. Reglamento de la Ley No 238: Ley de promoción, protección y defensa de los derechos humanos ante el sida

    Reglamento que establece las normas de aplicación e interpretación de la Ley No.238 "Ley de Promoción, Protección y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos ante el SIDA" de la República de Nicaragua. En éste, se garantiza la no discriminación, confidencialidad y autonomía personal de las personas que viven con VIH/SIDA. Las pruebas de VIH deben ser voluntarias y su resultado confidencial. No se podrá revelar el estado serológico de ninguna persona, y el Estado se compromete a entregar a la sociedad información científica veraz y relacionada con los derechos humanos y el VIH/SIDA. …

  10. Sex, rights and the law in a world with AIDS. Meeting report and recommendations

    A meeting, Sex, Rights and the Law in a World with AIDS, was convened by several organizations to explore why the AIDS response has made relatively little progress on the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV, and what should be done to ensure a more effective long-term response. The meeting was organized for aids2031, a two-year initiative that is exploring what must be done now to change the face of AIDS in the year 2031, 50 years after the discovery of the first cases of AIDS. …

  11. Le cadre juridique du VIH, du sida et des droits de l'homme dans les pays arabes

    Cette étude a été élaborée par l'Institut arabe des droits de l'homme et le Bureau régional de l'UNICEF à Oman en collaboration avec le PNUD, le bureau du Haut Commissariat des Droits de l'Homme et l'Organisation Internationale du Travail. Ce travail est consacré à l'étude de la réalité de la maladie du sida et de la situation des personnes atteintes par le VIH et sida dans le monde arabe. Il s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'action internationale pour la lutte contre le VIH et sida. …

  12. HIV/AIDS and human rights in Southern Africa

    This report is a guide to HIV/AIDS and human rights in the Southern African region. It seeks to describe the extent to which SADC countries have used and implemented selected guidelines from the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights; describe good legal, policy and human rights practices in relation to HIV and AIDS and outline key human rights challenges facing People Living with HIV/AIDS in the SADC region. The first chapter describes the context for the report, including the most current statistics on HIV prevalence in the region. …

  13. Compendium of key documents relating to human rights and HIV in eastern and southern Africa

    The Compendium of key documents relating to human rights and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa is a collection, in five parts, of global, regional, sub-regional and national human rights instruments, policies, legislation and case law that are relevant to HIV and AIDS. Part A: The global documents include UN conventions, declarations, concluding observations and other relevant documents as well as instruments adopted by the World Trade Organisation. …

  14. Manual para Legisladores sobre VIH/SIDA, Leyes y Derechos Humanos: Acciones de Combate al VIH/SIDA en Vista de su Impacto Devastador en Términos Humanos, Económicos y Sociales

    El propósito de este Manual es servir como referencia a los parlamentarios y a otras autoridades elegidas, para incentivar la elaboración y la promulgación de una legislación efectiva y para llevar a cabo reformas laborales en la lucha contra el SIDA. …

  15. Human Rights Under Threat: Four perspectives on HIV, AIDS, and the law in Southern Africa

    Despite the fact that Southern Africa is the epicentre of the HIV epidemic, there is a shortage of research and reflection coming from the sub-region itself. With the support of the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), the AIDS and Human Rights Research Unit, based at the Centre for the Study of AIDS and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in 2006 engaged in a research project to give a voice to Southern African perspectives on issues pertaining to HIV, AIDS, law and human rights. …

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