HIV Justice Network
The HIV Justice Network is a global information and advocacy hub for individuals and organisations working to end the inappropriate use of the criminal law to regulate and punish people living with HIV.
The HIV Justice Network’s mission is to collate, create and disseminate information and resources enabling individuals and communities to effectively advocate against inappropriate criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived exposure and transmission.
Goals and objectives
The principal goal of the HIV Justice Network is to connect, inform, educate, support and empower individuals and communities advocating for a fairer, just, rational, proportionate and limited use of laws, policies and practices to regulate and punish people living with HIV.
This will result in advocates who are better informed, empowered and connected and, therefore, more able to challenge and influence decision makers in order to: repeal or modernise unfair laws; ensure that any use of existing laws is limited and fairly applied; and present alternatives to a punitive, regulatory approach that benefits both public health and human rights.
The HIV Justice Network has three main objectives:
To monitor international developments regarding laws and prosecutions that criminalise HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived exposure and transmission, and how criminal justice actors and the media deal with individual cases, to better understand the ‘who, what, where, why and how’ of laws, policies and practices that inappropriately regulate and punish people living with HIV.
To connect local, national, regional and global stakeholders, sharing information and resources to allow for targeted research and discussion of key issues, and identification of best practice models.
To create practical resources to enable advocacy, empowerment and challenge through persuasive and pragmatic policy development and effective communication strategies.See more