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HIV JUSTICE TOOLKIT now available in French | Boîte à outils VIH JUSTICE maintenant disponible en français

December 10, 2018

[Scroll down for English] La version française de la boîte à outils de HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE visant à soutenir le plaidoyer contre la pénalisation du VIH est disponible en ligne. Les juristes et militants francophones qui luttent contre les lois … More

Kenya: Positive Justice campaign launched today to challenge unjust HIV-specific law

December 10, 2018

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) and the Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) have launched the Positive Justice campaign to finally end … More

Beyond Blame 2018 Meeting Report and Evaluation Now Available

October 3, 2018

Beyond Blame 2018: Challenging HIV Criminalisation was a one-day meeting for activists, advocates, judges, lawyers, scientists, healthcare professionals and researchers working to end HIV criminalisation. Held at the historic De Balie in Amsterdam, immediately preceding the 22nd International AIDS Conference … More

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

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