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International civil society experts launch the Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation
A group of 20 expert...
Switzerland: New Law on Epidemics only criminalising intentional transmission passed in lower house
In a remarkable turns of events in the Swiss Federal Assembly's National Council (lower house) yesterday...
New Zealand: Court of Appeal rules HIV non-disclosure is sexual assault
Update(s): 12/13th March 2012
Sweden: Gay doctor convicted of HIV exposure has sentenced reduced (update)
Update: 10th April 2012
An HIV-positive doctor who was previously convicted for 'reckless endangerment' for having had unprotected sex (see below) has had his sentence reduced by the...
Norway: Prof. Matthew Weait delivers stirring clarion call to recognise harm of HIV criminalisation
Yesterday Professor Matthew Weait, Professor of Law and Policy at Birkbeck College, University of London delivered a stirring lecture to the public health professionals involved in implementing...
Sweden: Latest HIV non-disclosure prosecution highlights why Sweden's "nanny state" is getting it so wrong
Last week a 31-year-old woman, previously found guilty of attempted aggravated assault for...
US: Positive Justice Project Watching NY Court of Appeals on “Deadly Saliva” Case
Today, the New York Court of Appeals will hear the case of David Plunkett who was...
Norway: First gay man to be prosecuted goes public, makes a real difference (corrected)
Correction: Louis Gay tells me that he is not the first gay man to be prosecuted in Norway.
I am the first one to be prosecuted for practicing "safer sex" (...
Scotland: New guidance on prosecutions clarifies law, recognises treatment's impact on infectiousness
On May 1st, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) published their Guidance for Scotland on '...
Greece: Matthew Weait on the moral panic over the mass arrest of female sex workers with HIV
Matthew Weait, Professor of Law and Policy at Birkbeck College, University of London guest blogs on Wednesday's arrest of...