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Bringing Science to Justice: End HIV Criminalisation Now

July 25, 2018

News Release Networks of people living with HIV and human rights and legal organisations worldwide welcome the Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law Amsterdam, July 25, 2018 — Today, 20 of the … More

HIV criminalisation high on the agenda at AIDS 2018

July 20, 2018

Starting today, thousands of activists, scientists, media and others working in the HIV sector will descend upon Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). For those of you able to be in Amsteram make sure you don’t miss … More

Final programme for Beyond Blame 2018 Now Online: Last few places available so register now!

July 11, 2018

Beyond Blame 2018: Challenging HIV Criminalisation is a one-day meeting for activists, advocates, lawyers, scientists, healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and anyone else interested in working to end HIV criminalisation. The programme includes interactive panels, keynote presentations and parallel workshops focusing … More

Mexico: Supreme Court finds Veracruz law criminalising ‘wilful transmission’ of HIV and STIs to be unconstitutional

May 1, 2018

Following a Constitutional challenge initiated in February 2016 by the Multisectoral Group on HIV / AIDS and STIs of Veracruz and the National Commission on Human Rights, and supported by HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice yesterday found … More

New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

March 14, 2018

When it comes to the widely misunderstood, complex issue of HIV criminalisation, media can be a powerful tool–or a blunt-force weapon. And so today, as people around the world living with HIV continue to be criminalised and convicted at alarming … More

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

US: SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA Announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy Registration is Open (Press Release)

February 6, 2018

SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA Announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy Registration is Open February 5, 2018: SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network – USA are excited to announce that registration is now open for … More

Malawi: Human Rights Activists celebrate adoption of amended HIV Law that removes rights-infringing provisions (Press Release)

November 28, 2017

PRESS RELEASE 28 November 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE MALAWI’S ADOPTION OF AMENDED HIV LAW THAT REMOVES RIGHTS-INFRINGING PROVISIONS Lilongwe – On Tuesday, 28 November, Malawi Members of Parliament voted to reject coercive and criminalising provisions that threatened human rights … More

Mexico: First Spanish language ‘HIV is Not A Crime’ meeting leads to new Network and impressive early results

November 22, 2017

In October 2017 the first Spanish-language ‘HIV Is Not A Crime’ meeting took place in Mexico City, supported by the HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE coalition. The two-day meeting brought together people living with HIV, activists, lawyers, human rights defenders, and academics … More

HIV JUSTICE Toolkit to support advocacy against HIV criminalisation now online

October 5, 2017

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE today announced the launch of the HIV Justice Toolkit, which aims to support advocates to oppose HIV criminalisation at all levels – from educating communities and lawmakers to defending individual cases. Curated by Sally Cameron, Senior Policy … More

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