Category Archives: French

Media Advisory: FEDERAL MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL DAVID LAMETTI TO SPEAK AT HIV CRIMINALIZATION SYMPOSIUM IN TORONTO

  People living with HIV in Canada continue to face unjust criminal prosecution and imprisonment for allegedly not disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is hosting a full-day symposium in Toronto on HIV criminalization with legal experts, members of parliament, activists and people living with HIV.   WHAT: 8th Symposium […]

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Ending HIV criminalization in Canada: Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

On April 30, 2019, the Legal Network submitted this brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, examining the current state of HIV criminalization in Canada and making recommendations to improve the situation.

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Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health: LGBTQ2S+ HEALTH IN CANADA

The Legal Network has submitted this brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, addressing HIV criminalization, criminalization of sex work, and criminalization of drug possession for personal use. 

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STATEMENT: Law enforcement “protections” harm sex workers

Rather than helping, sex workers’ human rights are being systemically violated by those meant to protect them   The following statement is issued by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (“Legal Network”). Comments can be attributed to Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.   April 10, 2019 — In […]

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The Perils of “Protection”: Summary reports

Criminal law has perpetually trapped sex workers within dualities of criminality and victimization. Whereas the previous criminal offences concerning sex work framed sex workers in terms of nuisance and criminality, the passage of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) in 2014 legally enshrined sex workers as victims, invalidating the labour of sex […]

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Emma Riach

  Campaigns and Communications Officer Emma joined the Legal Network staff in April 2019. At the Legal Network, Emma is the key liaison with national and international journalists, devises and implements creative advocacy and government relations campaigns, leads community outreach, and provides strategic communications advice. In addition, she supports fundraising efforts and undertakes writing and […]

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The Perils of “Protection”: Sex Workers’ Experiences of Law Enforcement in Ontario

Criminal law has perpetually trapped sex workers within dualities of criminality and victimization. Whereas the previous criminal offences concerning sex work framed sex workers in terms of nuisance and criminality, the passage of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) in 2014 legally enshrined sex workers as victims, invalidating the labour of sex […]

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8th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

Our 8th Symposium on HIV, the Law and Human Rights takes place June 14, 2019. Please join us for a day-long conference with expert guest speakers and stimulating debate. WHERE: Ontario Hospital Association Learning Centre 200 Front Street West – 27th Floor Toronto WHEN: June 14, 2019 8:30 – 5:00      

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News release: New report makes recommendations on supervised consumption services in Canada

TORONTO, February 20, 2019 — In the midst of a growing overdose crisis, more than 75 health and human rights organizations have signed a letter to the federal government calling for a much-needed “class exemption” to protect clients and staff of supervised consumption services (SCS) from prosecution for drug offences when accessing or providing those […]

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Letter to federal ministers regarding Overdue for a Change

On February 20, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network distributed the full report of Overdue for a Change: Scaling Up Supervised Consumption Sites in Canada. This report builds on the summary released in December 2018 and includes recommendations for actions the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments can take immediately to address the current overdose crisis. The […]

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