Source: UNDP
The aim of this Guide is to provide information to government officials and other agents of change in Eastern and Southern African states to:

  • raise awareness of international norms relating to HIV and AIDS, and
  • develop strategies to implement the law in ways that uphold the human rights of people living with HIV.

The Guide provides information about relevant human rights documents, the obligations that arise from those documents and the steps required for their implementation. It also draws lessons from the progress of some of the countries in the region and sketches the status of international and national law in these countries as of 1 July 2007. The focus is on 24 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Guide could be useful to judges and parliamentarians, national AIDS programme representatives, members of national human rights institutions, law commissions, and civil society groups.

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Please also see:
Compendium of Key Documents Relating to Human Rights and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa
Checklist of Human Rights Obligations to effectively address HIV and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

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