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Important new resource, SALC’s HIV Criminalisation Defence Case Compendium, published this week

February 15, 2018

An important new resource for lawyers defending clients and working on strategic litigation was published by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) this week. SALC is one of the newest members of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE Steering Committee. The HIV Criminalisation … More

Video and written reports for Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at AIDS 2016 now available

September 8, 2016

On 17 July 2016, approximately 150 advocates, activists, researchers, and community leaders met in Durban, South Africa, for Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation – a full-day pre-conference meeting preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) to discuss progress on … More

Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016

July 22, 2016

Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report. Advancing HIV Justice: Building momentum in … More

African HIV criminalisation achievements and challenges highlighted at ICASA 2013

December 11, 2013

The African continent has more countries with overly broad and vague HIV-specific laws relating to HIV non-disclosure, exposure and/or transmission than any other global region, nearly all of which have been enacted in the past decade. Although North America is … More

East Africa: Move Towards Common HIV/AIDS Law (IPS)

December 5, 2009

Another excellent piece from the Inter Press Service News Agency, whose mission is to give voices to the voiceless. EAST AFRICA: Move Towards Common HIV/AIDS Law by Wambi Michael ARUSHA, Dec 4 (IPS) – All HIV-positive east Africans could soon … More

Kenya: Opinion piece criticising AIDS Control Act

March 31, 2009

Aids Control Act ‘a mere shell’ By COLLINS OMONDIMonday, March 30 2009 at 19:16Daily Nation In Summary Special Programmes minister has left out some key provisions of the Act which are at the core of fighting stigma Lack of consent … More

Kenya: Unease over new HIV transmission law

December 13, 2008

IRIN/PlusNews has published an interesting article analysing the potential impact of Kenya’s new criminal HIV transmission law, which was passed in 2006 but has yet to be impemented. KENYA: Unease over new HIV transmission law NAIROBI, 12 December 2008 (PlusNews) … More

Kenya: criminal HIV laws in full; discussed in thoughtful article

October 10, 2008

A reader from Kenya writes to inform me that, “Kenya passed the Sexual Offences Act and the HIV Prevention and Control Act in 2006, and sections 26 and 24 of those acts, respectively, have rather broad provisions criminalizing HIV transmission.” … More

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