Initiating Policy & Law Reform

Getting the issues into National Strategy

Sometimes HIV criminalisation reform requires changes to public policy and programs instead of, or additional to, law reform. The following resources include targeted advocacy at program or policy level.

Positive Justice Project Proposed Resolution Submitted to President’s Advisory Council on AIDS (PACHA) On Ending Federal and State HIV-Specific Criminal Laws, Prosecutions and Civil Commitments

Identifies key problems with criminal law approaches to HIV prevention, and outlines principles to guide laws or prosecutions targeting people with HIV or other STIs. Recommends federal review of HIV-specific laws, convictions and related penalties; modernization of laws and practices to reflect current science and knowledge about HIV; and the application of standards of proof and process normally applied to individuals facing criminal charges.

UNAIDS calls on Greece to protect sex workers and their clients through comprehensive and voluntary HIV programmes

UNAIDS expresses its concerns about the Greek Government’s treatment of alleged sex workers and also asylum seekers who may have an infectious disease.

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A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV

Makes recommendations to government agencies to improve the federal government’s strategy on HIV/AIDS. Also includes testimonials & policy recommendations to address cycles of criminalization of and discrimination against LGBT people. Includes specific section on criminalisation of HIV (pages 48 – 53).