Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform

Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform

by Lance Gable, Katharina Gamharter, Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge Jr.
     
 

This is an invaluable resource for lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners with an interest in countries' responses to HIV/AIDS. 'Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform' covers 65 wide-ranging topics in a concise, accessible format, explaining how laws and regulations can either underpin or undermine public health programs and

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This is an invaluable resource for lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners with an interest in countries' responses to HIV/AIDS. 'Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform' covers 65 wide-ranging topics in a concise, accessible format, explaining how laws and regulations can either underpin or undermine public health programs and responsible personal behavior. For each topic, the Guide summarizes the key legal or policy issues, provides relevant 'practice examples' (citing actual laws and regulations), and offers a selective list of references that may be consulted for more information.

Laws relating to many areas of our lives—from intimate physical conduct to international travel—can contribute to stigma, discrimination, and exclusion or, contrariwise, can help remedy these inequities. In order to create a supportive legal framework for responding to HIV/AIDS, it is important that governments effectively address gaps and other problematic aspects in their legislation and regulatory systems. This book, written by a team of leading legal experts, helps them do so.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821371053
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Series:
Law, Justice, and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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