HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 8(2) August 2003

FEATURES

CANADIAN NEWS

  • Supervised Injection Sites: Health Canada Approves Vancouver Pilot Sites, but Concerns Remain
  • Health Canada Unveils Plan to Distribute Marijuana for Medical Use
  • Clinical Trial on Medicinal Use of Marijuana Cancelled
  • Ottawa Moves to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana
  • Commons Committee Recommends Significant Increase in Funding for AIDS Strategy
  • Ontario: Pressure from Stakeholders Leads to Improved Access to Selected Drugs
  • Class Orders Now Possible under Ontario’s Public Health Legislation
  • Commons Committee Calls for More Leadership and Resources to Fight AIDS in Africa

In Brief

  • Saskatchewan Agrees to Cover New HCV and HIV Drugs
  • Still No HIV/AIDS Strategy in New Brunswick
  • Health Canada Announces Public Consultations on Proposed Health Legislation
  • Woman Sues Physicians over Failure to Offer Prenatal HIV Test

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • U.S. International AIDS Funding Will Also Advance a Moral Agenda
  • Zambia: Judges Workshop Addresses HIV/AIDS
  • UK Report on Migration and HIV Rejects Mandatory Testing
  • Caribbean Nations Hold First Training Workshop on AIDS Laws and Policies

GLOBAL ACCESS TO TREATMENT

  • Canada: National Summit on “Global Health is a Human Right!”
  • Nigeria: HIV-Positive Woman Launches Suit after Being Denied Treatment

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • Court Sets Aside Immigration Employment Authorization Containing HIV-Related Job Restrictions
  • Immigration Removal Order Stayed on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds
  • Immigration Act Medical Inadmissibility Provision Survives Constitutional Challenge
  • Fear of Lack of Adequate Medical Care Not Well-Founded Fear of Persecution
  • New Tainted-Blood Class Actions in Québec and Alberta
  • Judge Refuses to Reduce Damage Award to HIV-Positive Man
  • Infection Rates in Penitentiary Influence Judge’s Decision Not to Transfer Young Offender to Adult Court

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • Australia: Court Orders Doctors to Pay Damages to Woman Who Contracted HIV from Her Husband
  • European Court of Human Rights Accepts Blood Donor Screening Based on Sexual Orientation
  • U.S.: Court Rules Deportation of HIV-Positive Dominican Does Not Violate Convention Against Torture
  • UK: Welsh Court Reduces Sentence, Cites HIV Status
  • Asylum Seeker with AIDS Loses Fight against Relocation within the UK
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