This blog is one of the main ways that the NGO Delegates and the CF Team share information about the work of the Delegation and forthcoming PCB meetings. We encourage you to comment and/or ask questions. The posts are listed in order of most recent. Navigate this page by using the search function or the checklist system on the left to narrow down your search by PCB meeting, theme, or any other tag or key word.
9 July 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Today is the launch of the much anticipated Global Commission on HIV and the Law report on how law and human rights can transform the global AIDS response with evidence-informed solutions for protecting the health and human rights of people affected by HIV. Over the past year and a half, the NGO Delegation has been posting about and has been involved in the regional consultations that have provided evidence for the report’s research.
6 June 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
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As a Delegation, our decision not to bring forward the full scope of our recommendations in our NGO Report at the 29th PCB in December was in part due to the development of the report by the Commission on HIV and the Law. We saw this report as a key document to reinforce the correlation between the legal environment and access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
2 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Since its creation on 13 February, 1340 supports have signed onto the Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation. Prepared by civil society in Oslo, Norway, on the eve of the global High Level Policy Consultation on the Science and Law of the Criminalisation of HIV Non-disclosure, Exposure and Transmission, the declaration is an advocacy and policy statement against the overly-broad use of the criminal law to regulate and punish people living with HIV for behaviour that in any other circumstance would be considered lawful.
26 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
On February 8, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two landmark cases on the issue of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in R v. Mabior and R v. DC. According to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the “Court’s decisions in these two appeal cases will have profound implications not only for people living with HIV, but also for Canadian public health, police practice and the criminal justice system.”