The aim of Advancing HIV Justice 2 is to provide a progress report of achievements and challenges in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation. We hope it will be useful for individuals and organisations working to end or mitigate the harm of HIV criminalisation around the world, as well as for others with an interest in HIV and human rights issues.
The report was created through a collaborative effort between the HIV Justice Network and the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) that included:
- A desk review of materials relating to HIV criminalisation laws, cases, social science and advocacy (including, but not limited to, the HIV Justice Network website, Facebook group and Twitter account; the GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan website; the Global Commission on HIV and the Law website; PubMed; and AIDS 2014 programme.)
- Systematically contacting individuals and organisations engaging with the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ for further information in countries where laws, cases and/or advocacy had taken place but where details were unclear.
- An internal and external review process that included key organisations working in this area including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Sero Project, UNAIDS and UNDP.
- A number of drafts that were initially co-written by Edwin Bernard and Sally Cameron, with the final version overseen and finalised by Edwin Bernard.
The data and case analyses in this report covers a 30-month period, 1 April 2013 to 30 September 2015. This begins where the original Advancing HIV Justice report – which covered the 18-month period, 1 September 2011 to 31 March 2013 – left off.