HIV & the criminal law

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  • Nigeria: Ondo State now criminalises "any person who by whatever means transmits HIV to another person" in their anti-stigma law. The irony. 30 Jun 2015
  • World Health Organization publishes analysis of impact of overly broad #HIV criminalisation on public health http://t.co/2TrjKKZh37 30 Jun 2015
  • Kenya: Mandatory #HIV reporting challenged as unconstitutional and violation of people's rights by @KELINKenya http://t.co/d5NbEProDq 16 Jun 2015
  • Zambian network of people living with HIV says 'no' to overly broad #HIV criminalisation: unworkable and unjust http://t.co/UafvmONBPD 16 Jun 2015
  • Trial demonstrates that a human rights perspective to treatment for all people living with HIV is necessary @gnpplus http://t.co/Eg37lMcjx7 12 Jun 2015
  • The widespead belief that the false #Zuma #HIV tattoo story is true is down to #XenophobicSA http://t.co/TDAbpQAgX5 04 Jun 2015
  • South Africa: President #Zuma has NOT passed an ‘#HIV tattoo’ law but much of Africa thinks he has http://t.co/TDAbpQAgX5 04 Jun 2015
  • Nigeria: Senate passes problematic, overly broad and vague HIV-related criminal laws in the Sexual Offences Bill http://t.co/GWXFGtGdl2 04 Jun 2015
  • Powerful keynote address by Justice Dingake to SADC Parliamentary Forum on #HIV #criminalalisation in southern Africa http://t.co/4GkHZTyZ5r 03 Jun 2015
  • @ICW_Global publish updated position statement on overly broad #HIV criminalisation #HIVisnotacrime http://t.co/lmNJ1v8296 03 Jun 2015
  • Australia: How to achieve #HIV criminal law reform - Repealing Section 19A: How we got there, by @paulkidd http://t.co/QdvT4dJYDM #Repeal19A 28 May 2015
  • Australia: Victoria’s HIV-specific criminal law, Section 19A, finally repealed today http://t.co/Axm9iHkE92 @paulkidd @livingposvic @VACorg 28 May 2015
  • Australia: Victoria's HIV-specific criminal law, #19A, finally repealed. Live Tweets as it happened from @paulkidd https://t.co/VWVU5uKOqI 28 May 2015
  • US: Texas law #SB779 that would have allowed HIV test results to be used in any criminal proceedings is now dead. Advocacy and sanity wins! 27 May 2015
  • Malawi: High Court rules mandatory HIV testing is unconstitutional. Congrats to the 11 litigants and @Follow_SALC http://t.co/yUeCt27tvU 22 May 2015
  • Canada's legal approach to HIV non-disclosure and 'treatment as prevention' policies are not compatible http://t.co/Fx2bWLRhSr #HIVCan 21 May 2015
  • Czech Republic: Public Health Protection Act passed yesterday without controversial mandatory HIV testing provision for key populations. 21 May 2015
  • Czech Republic: Yesterday the Chamber of Deputies removed the mandatory HIV testing provision from the Public... http://t.co/shEV4f1Vvz 21 May 2015
  • Russia: Man gets 3 years in prison for allegedly infecting his girlfriend without disclosing he was living with HIV. http://t.co/g4UhzbfxoK 20 May 2015
  • @wondermann5 Yes, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of unjust HIV prosecutions in the US and globally! See: http://t.co/3wTOE1g0tL 15 May 2015

  • Preface

    By The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa...

  • Introduction

    How this resource addresses the criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission. ...

  • Fundamentals

    An overview of the global HIV pandemic, and the role of human rights and the law in the international response to HIV. ...

  • Laws

    A  history of the criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission, and a brief explanation of the kinds of laws used to do this....

  • Harm

    Considers the actual and perceived impact of HIV on wellbeing, how these inform legislation and the legal construction of HIV-related harm. ...

  • Responsibility

    Looks at two areas of responsiblity for HIV prevention: responsibility for HIV-related sexual risk-taking and responsibility to disclose a known HIV-positive status to a sexual partner. ...

  • Risk

    An examination of prosecuted behaviours, using scientific evidence to determine actual risk, and how this evidence has been applied in jurisdictions worldwide....

  • Proof

    Foreseeability, intent, causality and consent are key elements in establishing criminal culpability. The challenges and practice in proving these in HIV exposure and transmission cases....

  • Impact

    An assessment of the impact of criminalisation and HIV – on individuals, communities, countries and the course of the global HIV epidemic....

  • Details

    A summary of laws, prosecutions and responses to criminalisation of HIV exposure or transmission internationally, and key sources of more information....

  • Blog

    Recent posts from writer and advocate Edwin J Bernard's blog are reproduced here, with Edwin's permission. ...

HIV & the criminal law

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