GNP+ and the HIV Justice Network: Advancing HIV Justice, A Progress Report of Achievements and Challenges in Global Advocacy Against HIV Criminalisation
Wednesday, 05 June 2013
A new report released today by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the HIV Justice Network1 highlights the tireless work of advocates around the world challenging inappropriate criminal laws and prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived exposure and transmission.
Advancing HIV Justice shows that advocates around the working to repeal, modernise or otherwise limit laws and policies that inappropriately regulate and punish people living with HIV have achieved considerable success. This is especially the case when policymakers or criminal justice system actors are open to learning more about scientific and medical advances in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and involve civil society – led by people living with HIV – to ensure that critical criminal law and human rights principles are followed.