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POINTS OF PERSPECTIVE: RESEARCH REPORT ON THE FEDERAL PRISON NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN CANADA

Despite ample empirical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of needle and syringe programs, the federal Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) refused for decades to implement this essential prison harm reduction program. After years of inaction, in 2012 the HIV Legal Network along with Steve Simons, a man formerly incarcerated in a federal prison, and three HIV … Read more


The Carceral Web: Overview of laws affecting migrant sex workers

Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) and the HIV Legal Network recognize sex work is work and respect the agency of sex workers and migrants. We also recognize the harms caused by criminalization, policing, and laws and policies that discriminate against migrant sex workers. We fight for the dignity, rights, and justice of … Read more


Rights Within Reach: Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The HIV Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV and criminalization, in Canada and internationally. In 2021, we undertook a planning process that would shape the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s next five years (2022-2027). To do this, we sought … Read more


Rights Within Reach: Strategic Plan 2022-2027, Executive Summary

In 2021, the HIV Legal Network undertook a planning process that would shape the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s next five years (2022-2027). To do this, we sought the input of a broad range of stakeholders, from partner organizations to people living with and affected by HIV and criminalization, to staff. All identified … Read more


Provider-Assisted Injection in Ontario’s Supervised Consumption Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Supervised consumption services (SCS) are an effective intervention to reduce the harms associated with drug prohibition and a toxic drug supply. SCS increase access to health care, promote safer consumption, and prevent overdoses and other health complications. An SCS may support multiple forms of drug consumption, including consumption by injection, inhalation (smoking), oral, and intranasal … Read more


Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget, October 2022

The HIV Legal Network has submitted this brief to the federal government in advance of the new budget. It highlights the need to increase HIV-specific funding, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.


Halt the Harm: Ending and Avoiding Criminalization of HIV, COVID-19, and Other Public Health Challenges in Canada

Canada has long been among the global “hotspots” for prosecuting people accused of HIV non-disclosure, exposure, or transmission of HIV. As of the end of 2020, there have been at least 224 confirmed prosecutions. Most cases have not involved any allegation that HIV was transmitted or that the accused person had any intent to transmit … Read more


MDR-TB/XDR-TB Among People with Comorbidity: HIV and Drug Dependence

In October 2022, the Russian Federation is required to present its seventh periodic report to the International Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, including information on the implementation of earlier recommendations issued by the Committee concerning the prevention, treatment, and care of tuberculosis in individuals with comorbid HIV infection and drug dependency. In the … Read more


Report to the International Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR): Right to health of people living with HIV in Tajikistan

This report was submitted by the HIV Legal Network to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on the right to health of people living with HIV in Tajikistan, where the Criminal Code criminalizes both the exposure of another person to HIV transmission and actual transmission..    


Powerful Together: Annual Report 2021-2022

The path to human rights for all is in view with collaboration, collective advocacy, and community building. To view the 2021-2022 annual report, click here.


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