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A human rights-based approach to the criminalization of HIV exposure

The appellant, E.L., a 26 year old mother of four living with HIV, was charged and convicted in the lower court under Section 192 of the Malawian Penal Code (Code) for unlawfully (negligently) engaging in an act likely to spread a disease dangerous to life. The prosecution argued that the appellant “unlawfully, negligently and knowingly” breastfed the complainant’s baby, who was left in her care. At the time of the incident, E.L. was on Anti Retro Treatment (ART).

The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) submitted information to the pre-sessional working group of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). This submission was for consideration as a list of issues related to the second periodic report of...

Beijing Aizhixing Institute, in March 2013, made a submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The document, China AIDS, Public Health and Human Rights Issue List, primarily addresses the right to health.

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The International Baby Food Action Network, in March 2013, submitted a Report On The Situation Of Infant And Young Child Feeding In Egypt. The submission was made to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). Among its main concerns are maternity protection...

Amnesty International, ahead of the pre-sessional meeting on Egypt during the 51st session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), submitted an update of recent...

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The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation authored and submitted an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) for the  consideration of the second report of the People’s Republic of China during the 51st Pre‐Sessional...

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) published a briefing paper on the barriers adolescents face in realizing their sexual and reproductive health...

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Beijing AIZHIXING Institute submitted a Shadow Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in June 2012. The report, "China AIDS, Public Health and Human Rights Issue List", addresses the right to health especially in the context of HIV/AIDS and...