UNAIDS and UNDP stress importance of access to justice for people living with HIV

During recent talks in Bangkok, UNAIDS and UNDP urged reform on laws that restrict access to justice for HIV-affected groups in Asia and the Pacific.

Many countries in the region have laws that discriminate against high-risk groups, but recent rulings – such as the decriminalization of homosexuality in India and the recognition of the rights of sex workers in Bangladesh – are increasing access to justice for marginalized populations.  With advances toward a more protective legal environment, vulnerable groups will be more capable of accessing the legal system and exercising their rights.

June 7, 2013 | Namati