HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 9(1) April 2004

FEATURE

CANADIAN NEWS

In brief

  • Network formed to support the implementation of UNGASS at the community level
  • Guidelines on sexual health education updated
  • HIV Edmonton’s insurance woes send a warning signal to other ASOs
  • Winnipeg partners with Kampala to fight AIDS in Uganda

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Caribbean: Regional support for HIV/AIDS law and policy reform
  • China: People living with HIV complain about conduct of medical research Russian Federation: Penalties eased for possession of illegal drugs
  • Kenya: AIDS-law sensitization results in schooling for orphans
  • Kenya: Labour law reform touches HIV/AIDS
  • African ILO meeting endorses efforts by employers’ and workers’ organizations to fight HIV/AIDS
  • Africa: Regional workshop held on HIV/AIDS and the right to health
  • Hungary: Unjustified discrimination confirms need for greater awareness
  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia: report identifies human rights gaps

HIV/AIDS IN PRISONS

  • Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in prisons launched
  • The text of the Dublin Declaration
  • Another review of prison-based needle exchange programs published
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission recommends prison needle exchange programs
  • Portugal: Report recommends needle exchange or safe injection sites
  • Canada: Coroner’s inquest into the methadone-related death of a prisoner
  • Canada: Court affirms that prisoner health information must be treated as private and personal

Other developments

  • Statistics on HIV/AIDS in prisons in the U.S.
  • Australia: Hepatitis C “sweeps” prisons
  • New web resource on HIV, hepatitis, and prisons
  • U.S.: CDC promotes rapid HIV testing in short-term facilities

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • Limits on CPP survivor benefits for same-sex couples unconstitutional
  • Supreme Court upholds criminal prohibitions on possession of marijuana for recreational use
  • Ontario Securities Commission has authority to investigate viatical settlement purchase program

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • Developments in South African law on HIV/AIDS
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