HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(3) June 2010

HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(3) June 2010
FEATURES

CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS

  • British Columbia project seeks to improve access to HIV treatment and care among hard-to-reach populations
  • Multi-million dollar AIDS vaccine project cancelled
  • Surveys in Quebec reveal workplace discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Historic trauma contributes to high rates of hepatitis C among Aboriginal youth: study

In brief

  • The National Institute of Public Health of Quebec voices support for supervised injection sites
  • Prorogation of Parliament impedes progress of drug legislation
  • Québec City by-law on drug paraphernalia could hinder the work of harm reduction programs

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Kenyan government to establish special tribunal for HIV-related issues
  • South Africa: new policy means more opportunities for HIV-positive soldiers

In brief

  • South Korea’s lifting of HIV travel ban is misleading
  • Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform process presents opportunity to protect rights of HIV-positive people
  • Australia’s HIV policies regarding refugees criticized as discriminatory
  • Tajikistan piloting prison-based needle and syringe programs

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • B.C. Court of Appeal upholds supervised injection site’s right to operate
  • Ontario court justice dismisses class action suit of persons notified of exposure to tuberculosis
  • Coroner’s jury recommends improved care for HIV-positive prisoners
  • Ontario court strikes civil suit against Toronto and Ontario for failing to protect plaintiff from contracting HIV
  • HIV-positive Zimbabwean couple’s refugee claim accepted on the basis of their political affiliation
  • Federal Court dismisses appeal in permanent residence case, says personal commitments to pay for HIV treatment are unenforceable
  • Federal Court orders review of prospective immigrants’ plan to obtain private insurance for HIV medication
  • Criminal law and cases of HIV transmission or exposure

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • South Africa: ANC Youth League President found guilty of hate speech
  • High Court in India decides property dispute in favour of HIV-positive widow
  • HIV-positive worker in Ecuador takes his employer to court for discrimination
  • Criminal law and cases of HIV transmission or exposure

In brief

  • Malawi: country’s first same-sex wedding ceremony results in criminal charges
  • India: Supreme Court justices advise legalizing prostitution
  • Bombay: High Court asks government to consider conjugal visits
  • Chinese teacher sentenced to three years in jail for jabbing students with syringe
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