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Introduction to HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

The role of OHCHR

International Guidelines

Meetings and events

UNGASS

Report of the Secretary General on the protection of human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS

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Press Releases and Statements

Information note - 30 years into the AIDS epidemic

 

 

 

 

 


Documents


Handbook on HIV and Human Rights for National Human Rights Institutions (published jointly with UNAIDS) [English, French, Spanish]

Denying Entry, Stay and Residence Due to HIV Status: Ten Things You Need to Know [English, French, Spanish, Russian]

Disability and HIV policy brief (Published jointly with UNAIDS and WHO)

Report of the Secretary General on the protection of human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS

Note on HIV/AIDS and the Protection of Refugees, IDPs and Other Persons of Concern

10 Key Points on HIV/AIDS and the Protection of Refugees, IDPs and Other Persons of Concern

The International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

HIV/AIDS: Stand Up for Human Rights (cartoon booklet, published jointly with UNAIDS and WHO)
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Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever

General Assembly

•  UNGASS Declaration of Commitment

•  Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

Security Council

•  Resolution 1308 (2000): HIV/AIDS and peacekeeping - S/RES/1308 (2000)

•  Resolution 1460 (2003): Children in armed conflict - S/RES/1460 (2003)

Treaty bodies

General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

•  General Comment no. 3 (2003) - HIV/AIDS and the Rights of the Child - CRC/GC/2003/3

•  General Comment no. 4 (2003) - Adolescent Health - CRC/GC/2003/4  

Human Rights Council/Commission on Human Rights

Reports

• Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS): A/HRC/16/69, A/HRC/10/47, A/HRC/4/110 and E/CN.4/2003/81.

• Report of the Secretary-General on access to medication in the context of pandemics, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: A/HRC/7/30, E/CN.4/2006/39, E/CN.4/2005/38, E/CN.4/2004/39 and E/CN.4/2003/48.

• Report of the Secretary-General on the steps taken to promote and implement the guidelines on HIV/AIDS: E/CN.4/2005/79

Resolutions and Decisions

•  The protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): E/CN.4/RES/2005/84, E/CN.4/RES/2003/47, E/CN.4/RES/2001/51, A/HRC/RES/12/27

•  The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health: E/CN.4/RES/2004/27, A/HRC/RES/15/22 

•  Access to medicine in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health: A/HRC/RES/12/24

•  Access to medication in the context of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: A/HRC/DEC/2/107

•  Access to medication in the context of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: E/CN.4/RES/2005/23, E/CN.4/RES/2004/26, E/CN.4/RES/2003/29

•  Rights of the child: E/CN.4/RES/2004/48

Special Procedures

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (the right to health and international drug control, compulsory treatment for drug dependence and access to controlled medicines): A/65/255

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health and criminalization of same-sex conduct and sexual orientation, sex-work and HIV transmission): A/HRC/14/20

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health and informed consent): A/64/272

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health in the context of access to medicines and intellectual property rights): A/HRC/11/12

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (IV. Applying a human rights-based approach to drug policies): A/HRC/10/44

•  Situation of human rights in Haiti : report of the independent expert (IV.F. Cooperation and efforts to combat HIV/AIDS): E/CN.4/2004/108

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health: E/CN.4/2004/49

•  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression (III.B. Access to information for the purposes of education on, and prevention of, HIV): E/CN.4/2003/67

•  Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography: Mission to South Africa: E/CN.4/2003/79/Add.1

Commission on the Status of Women

•  Women, the girl child and HIV/AIDS: Resolution 50/2

•  Women, the girl child and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS): Resolution 47/1 (2003)

ILO

Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

See also: The International Guidelines on HIV and Human Rights

RESOURCES

 
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