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UK launch of Global Commission on HIV and the Law report


Aids Alliance

The Alliance, along with the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS and UNDP, are co-ordinating the UK launch of the report by the Global Commission on HIV and the law on 6 and 7 December 2012.

The report, which was launched internationally on July 9 in New York, presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.

When first launched, the Alliance welcomed the report, recognising its value to all organisations who work with communities and populations key to the dynamics of HIV transmission.  

Christine Stegling, Associate Director Best Practice Unit and Senior Adviser on Human Rights said: “Despite the fact that the relationship between HIV and human rights has been understood, human rights abuses continue to fuel AIDS and human rights violations continue to exacerbate the impact of the disease.  I am delighted that the Alliance is working with the APPGA and UNDP to raise awareness of the report and its findings to key UK stakeholders.”

UK parliamentary events

A evening reception will take place on 6 December 2012 and on 7 December, a panel discussion will take place on Law & Human Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Lessons from HIV.  

Speakers at the panel discussion include Michael Kirby (Commissioner, HIV and the Law), Dr Alvaro Bermejo (Executive Director of the Alliance) and Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal (UNDP).

Both events will take place in the UK Parliament and attendance is by invitation only.  To obtain further details, please email Sara Ferrand.