The Supervisory Board has responsibility for supporting the Management Board (HJN’s Executive Director) in their overall management and achievement of HJN’s mission. It ensures that the organisation is run effectively, ethically and transparently, and in accordance with Dutch law and best NGO practice. In addition, members of the Supervisory Board serve as ex officio members of HJN’s Global Advisory Panel.
We would like to thank George Ayala, Michaela Clayton, Kevin Moody, and Lisa Power who have previously served on the Supervisory Board.
Richard Elliott is a lawyer and independent consultant working in the field of HIV, health and human rights for nearly three decades. He is the past Executive Director of the HIV Legal Network (Canada) and has also worked as a civil litigator in private practice, testified before legislative committees, been an expert resource and technical advisor to UN agencies, and served on the HIV advisory body to Canada’s Minister of Health as well as the expert advisory groups to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines. He has a BA (Honours), LL.B. and LL.M. and was called to the bar of Ontario in 1997.
Richard was appointed to the Supervisory Board as Chair in March 2022.
Paul Kidd is an activist, writer and lawyer in Central Victoria, Australia. He has an honours degree in law from La Trobe Law School.
Paul is a former Chair of the HIV Legal Working Group, and has expertise about many issues relating to HIV criminalisation, including on phylogenetic analysis as expert evidence in HIV transmission prosecutions.
Paul also serves on the board of one of Australia’s largest community based health organisations, Thorne Harbour Health, and is a member of the Victorian Government LGBTIQ+ Justice Working Group. He is a former Chair of both Living Positive Victoria and the Equality Project Australia.
Paul was appointed to the HJN Supervisory Board as Secretary in January 2018, and reappointed for further four years in January 2022.
Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff is a Malawian human rights lawyer and legal researcher with over 15 years of experience in women’s access to justice. She has published on, conducted training on, rallied for, and researched the deficit between women’s and girls’ legal rights and their lived experiences, including founding the Gender and Justice Unit. She has worked in three countries on topics ranging from HIV, to gender-based violence, to legal empowerment.
Formerly a member of HJN’s Global Advisory Panel, Sarai was appointed to the Supervisory Board in February 2021.
Immaculate Owomugisha Bazare is a Ugandan lawyer and human rights advocate currently working with Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET). She has over ten years’ experience challenging obstetric violence, HIV criminalisation, stigma and discrimination and all other forms violence against women and girls. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a member of the International Steering Committee of the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) and the Board Treasurer for the International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA). As well as sitting on the board of other Ugandan NGOs, she is also a member of the expert working group for the global consensus building process on HIV-related stigma.
Immaculate was appointed to the Supervisory Board in October 2022.