HIV, disability and discrimination : making the links in international and domestic human rights law

ELLIOTT, Richard
ZACK, Elisse

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November 2009
15 p

This article looks at the links between HIV and AIDS and disability; gives a brief overview of how both are treated in international human rights law; and looks at some of the ways in which national anti-discrimination laws reflect the links between HIV and AIDS and disability, with representative examples from various countries. The conclusions and recommendations suggest how future collaborations between HIV and disability rights activists might advance human rights at the international level, for example by making use of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS)
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