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Discussion document on the criminalisation of HIV in Angola


In November 2020, The Southern Africa Litigation Centre, ARASA and HIV Justice Worldwide put together a discussion document on the Criminalisation of HIV in Angola. This brief has been prepared for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working on HIV and human rights in Angola, to contribute to discussions around criminalisation of HIV in the country. It sets out concerns regarding the criminalisation of HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure in general, based on compelling scientific developments and the position of international human rights and public health experts. It further examines the relevant laws and their application in Angola, provides alternatives to criminalisation and concludes with specific recommendations regarding the reform of such laws in the country.

Find the English version here and the Portuguese version here.

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