In 2022, to mark the 10th anniversary of Positive Women, the HIV Legal Network went back to two of the protagonists featured in the original documentary to understand if and how criminalization was still part of their lives. Positive Women Revisited (2022) documents what it’s still like to live with the constant fear of prosecution, and why this needs to change for people living with HIV in Canada.
In this episode of HIV Justice Live! HIV Justice Networks looks at UNDP’s new Guidance for Prosecutors; we learn from activists from England & Wales how they worked with the Crown Prosecution Service to establish prosecutorial guidelines; and we hear about similar attempts in Canada.
Series of 4 videos from criminalisation survivors sharing their story to help others avoid their unfair experiences with the criminal justice system and HIV stigma. The videos are meant as a reminder of why these harmful HIV laws that still exist in over 30 states need to be modernised.
The symposium panel, moderated by a campaign champion, explored the impact of HIV criminalisation on the most affected communities.
During this workshop, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) shared how storytelling has affected the modernization of HIV criminal laws across the United States and is now being used to change laws in other countries around the world.
Compiled from research interviews conducted by Alexander McClelland, as part of his doctoral research at Concordia University. In order to protect the confidentiality of research participants, these stories are composites and the names are pseudonyms.
This video toolkit comprises a workshop held during a seminar on HIV criminalisation in Berlin in September 2012 to discuss challenges associated with the creation of prosecution guidelines, providing important insights from prosecutors and civil society alike. The workshop followed the European premiere of the documentary ‘Doing HIV Justice: Clarifying criminal law and policy through prosecutorial guidance’ which explores how prosecution guidelines were created for England and Wales
In individual videos, seven survivors of HIV criminalisation tell their compelling first-hand accounts of prosecution and incarcertion for HIV non-disclosure.
Barbara Lee, U.S. Congressman and member of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, discusses HIV criminalization and introduction of the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act, which would require states to review their HIV criminalization statutes with incentives to modernize their laws, reflecting contemporary science.
Series of 23 short videos on different aspects of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada. Topics include: What is criminalization of HIV disclosure?, What should I do if I’m charged?, Why don’t people with HIV always disclose?, and How does Canada’s strict legal stance affect those living with HIV?.