Legislating for Health and Human Rights: Model Law on Drug Use and HIV/AIDS – Module 5: Prisons

This model law resource is designed to inform and assist policy-makers and advocates as they approach the task of reforming or making laws to meet the legal challenges posed by the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.

Module 5 contains a prefatory note which discusses the rationale for reforming laws and policies in prisons in order to implement a comprehensive harm reduction approach. The prefatory note describes relevant international laws and policies, including human rights obligations. This is followed by a section on model statutory provisions designed to assist with implementing policy that is sound from the perspective of both public health and human rights. Module 5 concludes with a list of recommended resources.