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  1. Legal environment assessment for HIV: An operational guide to conducting national legal, regulatory and policy assessments for HIV. Practical manual

    The manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to undertake a national Legal Environment Assessment, with concrete case studies, tools and resources. It is intended to assist governments, civil society and other key stakeholders to develop evidence-informed policy and strategy, to review and reform laws and policies based on human rights considerations and support increased capacity to achieve enabling legal environments for effective HIV responses.

  2. Judging the epidemic. A judicial handbook on HIV, human rights and the law

    Judging the epidemic has been prepared as a resource to help judges, magistrates, arbitrators and other judicial officers throughout the world adjudicate cases involving HIV-related issues. This handbook may also be used by judicial trainers and ministries of justice to deliver educational programmes to judges and magistrates on legal issues related to HIV and human rights. …

  3. Effective laws to end HIV and AIDS: Next steps for parliaments

    With the global AIDS response becoming increasingly hampered by the criminalization of key populations, this study aims to encourage and assist parliamentary scrutiny of legislation that impedes effective HIV interventions. It highlights the various processes in selected parliaments that led to the adoption of laws with a positive impact on the AIDS response. Although such outcomes were not always easy to achieve, they were mainly the result of inspired leadership by parliamentarians able to overcome the moral obstacles that had stifled socially sensitive issues in political debate.

  4. Botswana national policy on HIV and AIDS 2012

    The objective of the National Policy on HIV and AIDS is to: Prevent the spread of HIV infection and reduce the socioeconomic impact of this disease; Create a policy environment for the provision of adequate and equitable care and support to those infected and affected with HIV and AIDS; To reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards persons infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS and draw attention to the compelling public health rationale for overcoming stigmatization and discrimination against them in society; Promote coordination in order to enhance implementation of the …

  5. HIV/AIDS and the South African Bill of Rights, with specific reference to the approach and role of the courts

    An outstanding feature of the 1996 South African Constitution is the inclusion of a Bill of Rights, which contains all the categories of human rights that are ordinarily included in most international human rights instruments. Section 27 provides for, among other things, the right to health care services and the right to emergency medical treatment. Several other provisions in the Bill of Rights are quite relevant to the fight against HIV/AIDS and to protecting the rights of those who are infected. …

  6. Lei nº 5/2002 de 5 de Fevereiro

    A presente Lei estabelece os princípios gerais visando garantir que todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego não sejam discriminados nos locais de trabalho ou quando se candidatam a emprego, por serem suspeitos ou portadores do HIV/SIDA. A presente Lei aplica-se, sem qualquer discriminação, a todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego, na Administração Pública e outros sectores públicos ou privados, incluindo os trabalhadores domésticos.

  7. Legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations: Experiences and lessons learned from national HIV laws in Asia and the Pacific

    This report is a direct follow-up to Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health (July 2012) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law convened in Bangkok in February 2011. This study identifies the laws that states of Asia and the Pacific have put in place to provide legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations and the lessons learned from implementation and enforcement. …

  8. Dictamen No 71: Contra la discriminación por razones fundadas en el VIH/SIDA

    Dictámen del Ministerio del Trabajo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela sobre la discriminación a personas que viven con VIH en el lugar de trabajo. Se citan leyes y artículos que protegen los derechos de estas personas, además de otros artículos que protegen al trabajador de cualquier otro tipo de discriminación.

  9. Información Salud

    Documento con información general sobre VIH/sida. Incluye la declaración de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (UNGASS) sobre VIH/sida yáel discurso del ministro de salud de Argentina dr. Ginés González. También contiene información general sobre prevención y cuestionarios sobre VIH/sida, además de información sobre derechos de las personas que viven con VIH, homofobia, embarazo y VIH/sida en niños y jóvenes. También incluye el marco legal que protege los derechos de las personas que viven con VIH.

  10. The Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act, 2007

    An Act to provide for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, for the treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection and for other related matters.

  11. HIV/AIDS in the legislation of the Republic of Croatia: the analysis with propositions of modifications of current legislation and strengthening of human rights of people living with HIV

    The Analysis with Propositions of Modifications of Current Legislation and Strengthening of Human Rights of People Living with HIV provides answers to following questions: Is the current legislation sufficient to protect people living with HIV from any form of discrimination in all areas of life, ranging from access to labour market to access to services? Are the particular legal provisions in accordance with international recommendations, and to what extent they foster human rights based approaches? …

  12. Interim strategic plan for multi-sectoral for HIV response in Ethiopia (2009-2010/11)

    This Interim SPM covers only the period 2009-2010 in order to create opportunities to align strategies with other major sector (HSDP) and development (PASDEP) plans which also end in 2010. During the interim period, multi-sectoral actors at all levels working on HIV issues are expected to develop and implement their respective plans based on this SPM. During the Interim period a number of structural changes within the sector will be given chance to settle. A number of planned national surveys will also provide more accurate information to develop a five-year plan.

  13. Análisis de Situación y Respuesta Nacional a las ITS, el VIH y el SIDA

    El presente documento contiene informaciones, datos e insumos para la realización y está concebido para ser un punto partida en el proceso de construcción del Plan Estratégico Nacional ITS, VIH y SIDA. …

  14. Government's decree N° 108/2007/ND-CP of June 26, 2007, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control

    This Decree provides in detail the implementation of Clause 2, Article 21, Clause 2 of Article 23, Clause 3 of Article 28, Clause 4 of Article 39, and Clause 5 of Article 41 of the Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, regarding: Implementation of harm reduction intervention measures in the prevention of HIV transmission; Management, distribution and use of HIV drugs; Care for abandoned HIV-infected children, HIV-infected persons who have nobody to rely on or have no working capacity; and the setting up of non-public establishments for caring for HIV-infected persons; Integration of HIV/AIDS …

  15. Résolution n°06/AN/06/5ème L portant sur la lutte contre la pandémie du SIDA et la protection des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA

    Résolution de l'Assemblée nationale de Djibouti portant sur la lutte contre la pandémie du SIDA et la protection des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA.

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