Category: HIV and the Law

Have your say on HIV criminalization!

  Last month, the Government of Canada announced the start of a public consultation on HIV criminalization. From now until January, you can have your say and tell the government that it’s past time to change the misguided and harmful law on HIV non-disclosure. The federal government needs to hear from you about why criminalizing… Read more »

HIV Legal Network Strategic Plan: Rights Within Reach

from HIV Legal Network   Introducing Rights Within Reach: Strategic Plan 2022-2027 Beginning in 2021, The HIV Legal Network undertook a comprehensive assessment process, involving key stakeholders, current and former staff, and board members, to identify our strengths and our areas for growth. We looked at the areas where our work has changed laws, policies,… Read more »

Year in Review, 2021-22

  “We want to acknowledge the work and effort of our member organizations year over year: we see you. We hear you. Thank you for carrying on and inspiring us. We know that you are working in the face of some profound challenges.” — Executive Director’s Message   Excerpt from Executive Director’s Message: Peers, allies… Read more »

2022 AGM and Special Keynote Presentation

  PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM AGM Keynote (All welcome!) The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples Keynote presentation by Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN. Trevor will… Read more »

ICASO Survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

  Via ICASO : Please share this survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) to people and networks as widely as possible. Thank you for taking part in this global investigation of what drives Undetectable=Untransmissible (U=U). ICASO recently surveyed over 50 community leaders in 16 different countries to ask what people living with HIV need to… Read more »

HIV Legal Network Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights

  Please note: Times noted have been adapted to Pacific time. See information in Eastern time. The HIV Legal Network is hosting its 10th Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights! Join us March 22nd, 2022, for HIV Criminalization: Challenging Injustice in Canada and Around the World. This virtual event will bring together people living… Read more »

Via Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) and part of the CGSHE Speaker Series Date: March 17, 2022 Time: 12- 1 PM Pacific time   About the Talk In this talk, Dr. Alexander McClelland examines the rise of molecular HIV surveillance in British Columbia, which takes the biomaterial of people living with HIV… Read more »

Dear friends and colleagues, We are writing to provide you with an update on the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization’s consultation on reforming the Criminal Code to limit HIV criminalization. The consultation, which ran from August 23 – October 22, garnered over 200 online survey responses and over 100 participants in the live consultation… Read more »

From HIV Justice Network Beyond Blame, our flagship meeting for activists, human rights defenders, criminal legal system and public health system actors, healthcare professionals, researchers, and anyone else working to end HIV criminalization, is returning for a special eve-of-World AIDS Day edition. Following the success of last year’s Beyond Blame @ HIV2020, which was reimagined… Read more »

The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has previously called for changes to the federal Criminal Code that would limit HIV criminalization. This call was in the Coalition’s Community Consensus Statement released in 2017. Since then, Coalition members have continued to press the federal government for action and have been developing some options for amendments to the Criminal Code. To inform… Read more »

Date: July 14, 2021 Time: 7AM Pacific time Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube Hosted by Edwin J Bernard With guests Kene Esom, Lisa Power, and Richard Elliott Associate Producer: Denis Nzioka Executive Producer: Edwin J Bernard Produced and directed by Nicholas Feustel HIV Justice Network invites you to the next episode of our web… Read more »

Changes in Leadership at the HIV Legal Network

This news comes from the HIV Legal Network newsletter. Stay up to date with the HIV Legal Network by subscribing here. After nearly 28 years of involvement with the organization, 14 of them as Executive Director, our own Richard Elliott is stepping down and moving on to new adventures — though we know him well… Read more »