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Call for submissions for the Africa regional dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

The Regional Dialogue will take place on 3-4 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses.

The Commission looks forward to hearing from you if you have worked or presently work in Africa on the following issues.

(1) Laws and practices that effectively criminalise people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;

(2) Laws and practices that mitigate or sustain violence and discrimination as lived by women;

3) Laws and practices that facilitate or impede HIV-related treatment access; and

(4) Issues of law and HIV pertaining to children.

Countries covered by this Call


You are invited to make a submission if your experience has been in a country within the African Union

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee created by the United Nations and the Global Commission and a set of authors of submissions will be invited to Johannesburg to participate in the Regional dialogue, which will be conducted with simultaneous translation between English, French and Portuguese.

Please note that authors of selected submissions will have all of their travel and accommodation expenses covered.

How to Submit

Instructions on how to submit can be found in the Call for Submissions

The English version of the Call for Submissions can be found at

Word doc: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_africa_call_en.doc

PDF: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_africa_call_en.pdf

The French version of the Call for Submissions can be found at

Word doc: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_africa_call_french.doc