HIV, AIDS Resources

A. International Instruments

All resources in this section available at OHCHR, “Publications and Documents on HIV and AIDS”,(www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/HIV/Pages/Documents.aspx), unless otherwise indicated. Available in multiple languages.

Nonbinding

  • International Labor Organization, Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (June 1, 2001).
  • International Labor Organization, Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, No. 200 (2010).
  • UN, Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (August 30,1995).
    www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/g1smr.htm
  • UN Commission on the Status of Women, Women, the girl child and HIV/AIDS. Resolutions 47/1 (2003), 50/2 (2006), 53/2 (2009), 55/2 (2011).
  • UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation No. 15: Women and AIDS (1990). www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom15
  • UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment no. 20: Nondiscrimination in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, E/C.12/GC/20 (2009). http://tb.ohchr.org/default.aspx?Symbol=E/C.12/GC/20
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment no. 3: HIV/AIDS and the Rights of the Child, CRC/GC/2003/3 (2003). http://tb.ohchr.org/default.aspx?Symbol=CRC/GC/2003/3
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment no. 4: Adolescent Health, CRC/GC/2003/4 (2003). http://tb.ohchr.org/default.aspx?Symbol=CRC/GC/2003/4
  • UN General Assembly, Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, A/RES/S-26/2 (June 27, 2001).
  • UN General Assembly, Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, A/RES/60/262 (June 15, 2006).
  • UN General Assembly, Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: Intensifying Our Efforts to Eliminate HIV and AIDS, A/RES/65/277 (July 8, 2011).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Access to medication in the context of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Decision 2/107 (2006).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Access to medication in the context of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Resolutions 2003/29 (2003), 2004/26 (2004), 2005/23 (2005).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Access to medicines in the context of right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Resolutions 12/24 (2009), 17/14 (2011).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Rights of the child. Resolution 2004/48 (2004).
  • UN Human Rights Council, The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Resolutions 2004/27 (2004), 6/29 (2007), 15/22 (2010).
  • UN Human Rights Council, The protection of human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS. Resolutions 16/28 (1997), 1997/33 (1997), 1999/49 (1999), 2001/51 (2001), 2003/29 (2003), 2003/47 (2003), 2004/26 (2004), 2005/23 (2005), 2005/84 (2005), 12/27 (2009), 16/28 (2011).
  • UN Security Council, Children in armed conflict. Resolution 1460 (2003).
  • UN Security Council, HIV and peacekeeping. Resolution 1983 (2011).
  • UN Security Council, HIV/AIDS and peacekeeping. Resolution 1308 (2000).
  • WHO, A Declaration on the Promotion of Patients’ Rights in Europe, ICP/HLE 121 (1994). www.who.int/genomics/public/eu_declaration1994.pdf
  • WHO, Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHA61.21 (2008). http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/A61/A61_R21-en.pdf

B. Regional Instruments

C. Other Statements & Declarations

D. General Resources

E. Right to Non-Discrimination and Equality

F. Right to Marry and to Found a Family

G. Right to Privacy

H. Freedom of Liberty of Movement

(See also Key Populations: “Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons”)

I. Freedom of Expression and Information

J. Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health; Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications

K. Right to an Adequate Standard of Living and Social Security Services

L. Right to Work

M. Women and HIV

N. Children and HIV

O. Criminalization of HIV Exposure and Transmission

P. Key Populations – People who use drugs (See also “Prisoners”)

Q. Key Populations – Sex Workers

R. Key Populations – LGBTQ and MSM

S. Key Populations – Prisoners (See also “People who use drugs”)

T. Key Populations – People with Disabilities

U. Key Populations – Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

(See also “Right to Liberty of Movement”)

V. Journals

  • Health and Human Rights. www.hhrjournal.org.
    A journal dedicated to studying the relationship between human rights and health. Three issues of the journal have focused on HIV/AIDS and human rights.
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review. www.aidslaw.ca.
    Provides analysis and summaries of current developments in HIV/AIDS-related policy, law, and
    human rights.

W. Blogs and Listservs

X. Training Manuals

Y. Websites