Category Archives: Booklets

Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever

At the United Nations’ 2006 High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, world leaders reaffirmed that “the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all is an essential element in the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.” Yet, 25 years into the AIDS epidemic, this “essential element” remains the missing piece in the fight […]

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Nothing About Us Without Us – Greater, Meaningful Involvement of People Who Use Illegal Drugs: A public health, ethical, and human rights imperative

This booklet summarizes the main issues addressed in the Legal Network’s paper on greater involvement of people who use illegal drugs. In particular, it explains why people who use illegal drugs must be meaningfully involved in Canada’s response to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), and injection drug use, and the benefits of greater involvement. The booklet […]

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Sex, work, rights: Changing Canada’s criminal laws to protect sex workers’ health and human rights

This booklet explains how Canada’s criminal laws related to prostitution affect the health and the human rights of sex workers. It recommends changes to those laws to improve the lives of sex workers. We hope it will be useful to sex workers who are already fighting for their rights every day, and to others who […]

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Part of the Solution: A Plan of Action for Canada to Reduce HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination

The Legal Network consulted with people from all over Canada to develop “A Plan of Action for Canada to Reduce HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination.” We listened to men and women living with HIV/AIDS, people who inject illegal drugs, HIV-positive youth, lesbian/gay/bi/trans people, Aboriginal people and people from other ethno-cultural communities. This booklet summarizes the Plan […]

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Joint Advocacy on HIV/AIDS Microbicides,Treatments and Vaccines: Developing an Agenda for Action

This document sets out the key issues described in the Background Paper and a Plan of Action listing advocacy challenges discussed at the consultation. The objective is to introduce, to a wider global audience, the rationale for collaboration between advocates in these three fields and the key current priorities for advocacy.   Related Publications Cabildeo […]

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Joint Advocacy on HIV/AIDS Microbicides, Treatments and Vaccines – Statement of Commitment to Building a Comprehensive Global HIV/AIDS Response

This Statement presents the shared commitments of advocates and activists working in the fields of HIV/AIDS treatments, microbicides and vaccines. These commitments are based on human rights principles, as expressed through international and regional human rights instruments. Our commitments also build on the international promises of governments as stated in the United Nations Declaration of […]

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An Ethical Analysis of the Mandatory Exclusion of Refugees and Immigrants Who Test HIV-Positive

Canadian law does not explicitly bar immigrants because they are HIV-positive. But Canadian law does, in theory, authorize the exclusion of prospective immigrants who are HIV-positive, either because they pose a threat to public health or because their care and support would consume too many resources. Canadian immigration policy, in practice, currently recognizes that HIV […]

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