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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165286/workshop-hiv-and-the-media
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Two separate workshops brought together panellists with experience in mainstream print and broadcast media, as well as in social media. Symposium participants were able to enrich their understanding of the role of the media--and the realities that they face--in covering issues related to HIV/AIDS.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165285/workshop-e-leaks-the-privacy-of-health-information-in-the-age-of-electronic-information
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Michael Vonn, Renée Lang, Maude Perras
This workshop examined some of the new challenges to health-related privacy emerging as a result of the proliferation of electronic communications and data storage, including through social media, electronic health records and ready access to personal information on the internet. The right to privacy is a human right. As such, protecting privacy and enforcing the duty of confidentiality regarding health information are fundamental to treating people with autonomy, dignity and respect. For people living with HIV, unauthorized disclosure of their status can lead to discrimination and breaches of other human rights...
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165284/panel-community-activists-perspectives-on-strategic-litigation
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Emilie Laliberté, Louis Letellier de St-Just, Ann Livingston, Nikki Thomas, Glyn Townson
This article contains summaries of the five presentations made during this panel. Emilie Laliberté provides an overview of the activities of Stella, which fights for sex workers' rights in the Montréal region. Louis Letellier de St-Just speaks of the work of CACTUS Montreal and the question of public health policy in Quebec as it relates to drugs. Nikki Thomas outlines the dangers that sex workers face on a daily basis due to obstacles in the Criminal Code. Ann Livingston of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and Glyn Thomson of the Positive Living Society of British Columbia each speak of the accomplishments of their respective organizations...
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165283/panel-lawyers-perspectives-on-strategic-litigation
#4
David Eby, Derek Olson, Jonathan Shime, Elin Sigurdson
This article contains summaries of the four presentations made during this panel. David Eby provides a framework for questions every organization should consider before deciding to proceed with litigation. Derek Olson discusses the criminal law of aggravated sexual assault as related to the strategic litigation in R v. Mabior. Jonathan Shime stresses the need for players in the legal sector to educate themselves better on the science surrounding HIV. Finally, Elin Sigurdson outlines the legal arguments advanced in SWUAV, British Columbia's parallel litigation to Ontario's Bedford case, challenging the constitutional validity of provisions of the Criminal Code that endanger the lives of sex workers...
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165282/litigating-for-change-proceedings-from-the-3rd-symposium-on-hiv-law-and-human-rights-introduction
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From 9-10 June 2011, the 3rd Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights took place in Toronto, drawing over 150 participants from across Canada. The event built on the success of the two previous Symposia and brought together policymakers, legal professionals, health researchers, students, activists, community organizations and people living with HIV or from communities particularly affected by HIV.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165281/criminal-law-and-hiv-non-disclosure
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Rémi Weiss, David Cozac
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165280/south-africa-anc-youth-league-president-issues-apology-following-conviction-for-hate-speech
#7
Shalini Thomas
In June 2011, fifteen months after he had been found guilty of hate speech and discrimination, African National Congress (ANC)Youth President Julius issued a formal apology and agreed to pay a R50,000 (CAN$7,120) fine that was part of the conviction.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165279/ireland-press-ombudsman-censures-newspaper-for-spreading-hatred-of-people-who-use-drugs
#8
Golichenko
In June 2011, the Press Ombudsman of Ireland ruled in favour of a coalition of three organizations that had lodged a complaint against the Irish Independent for a February 2011 column that strongly disparaged people who use drugs.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165278/india-high-court-rules-mandatory-death-penalty-for-drug-crimes-unconstitutional
#9
Golichenko
On 16 June 2011, the Bombay High Court issued a judgment that overturned the law providing for a mandatory death penalty for certain drug crimes, becoming the first court in the world to do so.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165277/russia-district-court-upholds-legal-ban-on-opioid-substitution-treatment
#10
Golichenko
On 27 May 2011, the Leninsky district court of Kaliningrad Region upheld the refusal of the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Region to ensure access to opioid substitution therapy (OST) as an effective treatment for opioid dependence and an effective intervention for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165276/u-s-government-s-anti-prostitution-pledge-deemed-unconstitutional
#11
Eli Arkin
In July 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court decision stating that a provision in the United States Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Leadership Act) was unconstitutional.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165275/russia-european-court-of-human-rights-rules-hiv-positive-foreign-national-suffered-discrimination
#12
Rémi Weiss
On 10 March 2011, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that refusing a residence permit to a foreign national solely on the basis of his HIV-positive status amounted to unlawful discrimination. This case is a significant boost to the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in Europe and beyond.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165274/criminal-law-and-hiv-non-disclosure
#13
Stéphanie Claivaz-Loranger, Shalini Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165273/costs-of-compassion-club-marijuana-to-be-covered
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In 2010, the Appeals Tribunal of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario held that Gary Simpson's cannabis costs should be reimbursed. Simpson sustained an acute back injury in 2000 while working as a heavy equipment mechanic. In 2003, Health Canada approved his application for medical marijuana.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165272/ontario-court-affirms-negotiated-settlement-in-class-action-suit-over-use-of-non-sterile-equipment-at-tattoo-parlour
#15
Shalini Thomas
In early 2011, the Ontario Superior Court affirmed a negotiated settlement between Peel Region and Peel Public Health and a class of individuals who were exposed to blood-borne infection as a result of the use of non-sterile equipment at Moonshin Tattoo parlour.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165271/ontario-courts-reaffirm-right-to-marijuana-for-therapeutic-purposes
#16
Rémi Weiss
In a judgment dated 11 April 20 11, the Ontario Superior Court declared that the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR), and Sections 4 and 7 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), that prohibit the possession and production of cannabis, are unconstitutional because, in practice, they prevent effective access to marijuana for therapeutic purposes, and therefore violate Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter).
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165270/no-tort-for-invasion-of-privacy-holds-ontario-court
#17
Chu
On 23 March 2011, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that there is no tort for invasion of privacy in the common law.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165269/federal-court-rules-that-persons-in-canada-contrary-to-immigration-laws-have-no-right-to-health-coverage
#18
Chu
The Federal Court dismissed an appeal by a Grenadian national without legal status in Canada who had sought to receive health coverage under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter).
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165268/france-recent-immigration-related-developments-affecting-persons-suffering-from-serious-illnesses
#19
Rémi Weiss
France enacted a new immigration law on 16 June 2011. Among other things, the law changes the criteria for issuing residence permits on medical grounds. Foreigners with a medical condition who apply for a residence permit must now show that treatment and care are unavailable in their country of origin. It is no longer sufficient to show a lack of effective access to such treatment or care.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165267/uganda-s-anti-homosexuality-bill-fails-for-now
#20
Shalini Thomas
In May 2011, Parliament in Uganda adjourned without debating a bill that included the death penalty for some homosexual acts.
October 2011: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review
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