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AIDS 2012: The Global Commission on HIV and the Law: A Movement for HIV Law Reform

AIDS 2012: The Global Commission on HIV and the Law: A Movement for HIV Law Reform

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Thirty years since the discovery of HIV, we know more than ever about the approaches, tools and systems needed to deliver effective HIV responses. At the same time, there have been a range of legal responses in the context of HIV – some have hindered effective responses and some improved the effectiveness and efficiency of HIV responses. This session will highlight the research and policy dialogue undertaken by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law on issues of criminalization, discrimination and violence as experienced by women and HIV-related treatment access. The work of the Commission has thus shown how evidence and rights-based legal responses can transform the next generation of the AIDS response but also how punitive laws and practices have hindered effective responses to HIV. The session will also address the political dimensions of the Commission’s recommendations as an essential ingredient for successfully using the law to scale-up effective HIV responses.

Findings and recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Criminalization of HIV

  • Jirair Ratevosian

Findings and Recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Violence and Discrimination as Experienced by Women

  • Dr. Shereen el-Feki, Egypt

Introduction Findings and Recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Access to HIV-related Treatment

  • Mandeep Dhaliwal, United States

Findings and Recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Criminalization on the Basis of Drug Use, Sex Work and Sexual Orientation

  •  J.V.R. Prasada Rao, India

Progress and Challenges in Creating a Movement for HIV Law Reform

  • Mandeep Dhaliwal, United States

Questions and Answers

 

Conclusion

Event Date

Jul 24, 2012