African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to launch report on human rights and HIV in Africa ‘HIV, the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Rights-based Responses to HIV’ to be launched on the side-lines of the African Union Summit
Protecting the human rights of people most vulnerable to HIV is essential to advance efforts to end the AIDS epidemic. However, stigma, discrimination and other human rights violations continue to prevent access to essential HIV services.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), a mechanism of the African Union, has a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights. As part of its work the ACHPR undertook a three-year study on HIV and human rights in Africa which was on adopted in November 2017.
The report on this study provides the first comprehensive analysis of the progress and challenges relating to human rights in the response to HIV in Africa. It shares best practices on the continent and calls for renewed action by States, civil society and others to advance human rights as central to ending AIDS.
M. Abdelhalim el Gaddari, Program Director at ITPC MENA participated today to the launch of the report on HIV and human rights of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) in the margins of the 30th Summit of the African Union in Addis Abeba. During his intervention, M. El Gaddari exposed the major issues related to access to treatment in the MENA region knowing that it is the region with the fastest rate of HIV growth.
Download the Report : LE VIH, LA LOI ET LES DROITS DE L’HOMME DANS LE SYSTÈME AFRICAIN DES DROITS DE L’HOMME: PRINCIPAUX DÉFIS ET OPPORTUNITÉS POUR LES RÉPONSES AU VIH FONDÉES SUR LES DROITS