Describes the purpose of the East African Community HIV & AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, which offers an alternative to the N’Djamena Model Laws promoting HIV criminalization.
Provides first-hand account of advocacy to reform Victoria’s (Australia) Crimes Act.
Provides first-hand account of advocacy to reform Iowa’s HIV criminalization statute, Iowa Code 709C.
This blog post from the Center for HIV Law and Policy highlights a number of themes reflected by participants at the first HIV is Not a Crime training in Iowa, 2014.
Describes the second meeting of the African Regional Judges’ Forum on HIV, Human Rights and the Law was held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Describes the 2 day judicial dialogue of judges from Eastern and Southern Africa held in Naorobi, Kenya. Participants included judges, magistrates, lawyers, civil society organisations and people living with HIV.
Describes a meeting of some 30 judges from the highest national courts of 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific to discuss the role of the judiciary in responding to HIV. Judges also debated the specific actions that can be taken to create a more supportive legal and social environment for people living with and vulnerable to HIV in the region.
Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, writes about the first U.S. National Prosecutors Roundtable on HIV Criminalization Law and Policy – jointly convened by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) and the Center for HIV Law and Policy – noting that the APA will endeavour to develop consensus positions with respect to reform of HIV-related laws.
Describes both the process and the outcome of community lobbying the Crown Prosecution Service to develop guidance for prosecutors on HIV cases, and whether this intervention has benefited people living with HIV.
Outlines a stage in AIDS Action Now’s Think Twice campaign, which involved sending letters to the Ontario Crown Prosecutors who have brought forward HIV non-disclosure prosecutions, as well as their bosses and the Attorney General, asking them to ‘think twice’ before pursuing prosecutions.