HIV & the criminal law

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  • What’s up with HIV laws in America? Great new video from @McClatchyDC #hivisnotacrime #HIVcriminalisation# 23 Nov 2015
  • UK: @Law_Commission scoping paper rejects expanding HIV/STI law to prosecute non-disclosure or potential exposure 09 Nov 2015
  • UK: No change to E&W HIV/STI criminalisation law/policy recommended by @Law_Commission pending a wider review. 09 Nov 2015
  • New @IAPAC guidelines to achieve 90-90-90 targets recommend ending HIV criminalisation. (Thanks @DrJoe1234 and team) 06 Nov 2015
  • Bahrain: New HIV-specific law would criminalise #HIV non-disclosure to ‘authorities, their partners or relatives’ 04 Nov 2015
  • #knowyourviralload Make routine #HIV viral load testing available to all @_ARASAcomms @ITPCglobal 29 Oct 2015
  • Where has the prevention benefit of treatment impacted #HIVcriminalisation in Europe? #EACS2015 #hivisnotacrime 28 Oct 2015
  • @KELINKenya, @ICWKenya, @ICW_Global Are you aware of this case? This woman needs a good defence lawyer 28 Oct 2015
  • This new report is a sobering and timely analysis of the state of funding for the human rights response to HIV.... 22 Oct 2015
  • Canada: New film explores the impact of using sexual assault law to prosecute HIV non-disclosure - See more at: 15 Oct 2015
  • US: Is Louisiana's 'AIDS exposure' statute outdated? Advocates say it adds to stigma #hivisnotacrime #criminalization 16 Sep 2015
  • Find out what's #insidethebox. Watch and share the short film “Inside The Box", #HIVisNOTaCRIME 14 Sep 2015
  • Thanks for the alert@strongthomas. Terribly irresponsible reporting@FM104Phoneshow. Shame on you! Talk to@HIVIreland for balanced reporting. 21 Aug 2015
  • Mexico: Veracruz state passses new law that criminalises ’wilful’ HIV transmission despite concerted advocacy efforts 10 Aug 2015
  • Canada: Majority of women with HIV who also inject drugs face legal obligation to disclose to sexual partners #HIVCan 28 Jul 2015
  • US: Missouri police, prosecutors, media reach new low in overly zealous policing of overly broad HIV criminalisation 22 Jul 2015
  • Turn It Up! an innovative resource by @TheSeroProject for US prisoners with HIV needs help reaching Kickstarter goal 21 Jul 2015
  • RT @KELINKenya: We are advocating for the immediate release of a TB Patient jailed in Narok for Interrupting treatment… 21 Jul 2015
  • RT @oronda: #TBisNotACrime campaign media briefing by @KELINKenya ahead of mention of case on 22 July,2015 @ Milimani High Court http://t.c… 21 Jul 2015
  • RT @oronda: Incarcerating TB patients beats the very purpose of taking them to prison if they are not in isolation #TBisNotACrime Cc. @KELI21 Jul 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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