Category Archives: Journal Articles

Sex Workers, Unite! (Litigating for Sex Workers’ Freedom of Association in Russia)

The existing legal framework in Russia makes sex work and related activities punishable offenses, leaving sex workers stigmatized, vulnerable to violence, and disproportionally affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. In light of international human rights standards, in particular the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, we examine in this paper whether […]

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Sex Work Law Reform in Canada: Considering Problems with the Nordic Model (Journal Article)

The Nordic model is a piece of legislation, passed in Sweden in 1999, which criminalizes the purchase of sex. In Canada, exchanging sex for money is not illegal, but virtually every activity associated with prostitution is. Following the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Bedford v. Canada, the question of what type of legislation is […]

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The ethical implications of “treatment as prevention” in the United States – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16

This article discusses the human rights and ethical implications of treatment as prevention; its authors focus on the United States of America, where the health departments of New York City and San Francisco recommended immediate commencement of antiretroviral therapy for every person who tested HIV-positive, regardless of the state of his or her infection.   […]

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British Columbia’s “seek and treat” strategy: a cautionary tale on privacy rights and informed consent for HIV testing – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16

This article discusses of the human rights and ethical implications of treatment as prevention; the author looks to British Columbia, where the provincial government has provided funding for a large-scale “seek and treat” pilot project aimed at patients and health care providers. Related Publications HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16 – May 2012

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Human rights in an era of treatment as prevention – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16

This article discusses the human rights and ethical implications of treatment as prevention; it provides the global context, with examples from Africa, for implementation of such a policy, examining how discrimination and human rights violations can impede access to treatment for vulnerable populations. Related Publications HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16 – May 2012

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Where reason fears to tread: ongoing HIV ignorance and discrimination in criminal and civil settings in the United States – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16

This article was commissioned in advance of the XIX International AIDS Conference – to be held in July 2012 in the U.S. for the first time since 1990 – to provide an overview of the current disconnect between evidence and law in the U.S. and to discuss how best to address them.

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Bedford v. Canada: a paradigmatic case toward ensuring the human and health rights of sex workers – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(3)

The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits certain aspects of sex work: the keeping of a common bawdy-house, living off the avails of prostitution and communicating for the purposes of prostitution in a public place. These legal constraints impede sex workers’ ability to practise their profession safely and without risk to their bodily integrity; they also […]

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A tale of two cases: urging caution in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(3)

Two provincial Courts of Appeal have recently released unanimous decisions that clarify the law regarding the obligation imposed upon people living with HIV to disclose their HIV status prior to sexual relations. The decision of the Manitoba Court of Appeal in R v. Mabior and of the Quebec Court of Appeal in R c. D.C. […]

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Legislative and policy analysis of HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who use drugs and incarcerated people in Central Asia and Azerbaijan – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(2)

This article summarizes key findings and recommendations from the Legal Network – UNODC report, Accessibility of HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care Services for People who Use Drugs and Incarcerated People in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: Legislative and Policy Analysis and Recommendations for Reform. Related Publications HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(2) April […]

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Redoubling global efforts to support HIV/AIDS and human rights – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(1)

In this article — based on a public lecture he gave at “From Evidence and Principle to Policy and Action,” the 2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights, held on 10–12 June 2010 in Toronto, Canada — Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses how […]

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