A decision by the Labour Appeal’s Court, to overturn a 2008 ruling by the Labour Court that a sex worker is not entitled to protection against unfair dismissal as the field of work itself is criminal, could be opening up a Pandora’s Box. In effect it means that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) would need to be able to establish a quantum to compensate “Kylie” for her loss as a result of her dismissal because the alternative – ordering reinstatement – may be considered state sanctioned criminal activity. During the course of almost any discussion on the
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harm reduction initiatives
Since we first heard of HIV over 25 years ago, we have learned much about prevention. Knowledge about HIV transmission and the role of key interventions to prevent HIV transmission from mother-to-child and harm reduction initiatives for people who use drugs have dramatically altered the prevention landscape. However, a worrying trend has emerged from the shadows. The use of criminal statutes and criminal prosecutions against HIV transmission is an important human rights issue facing the world today.
PLRI WEBSITE NEWS – 2014