Scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws: An interview with Justice Edwin Cameron

2 August, 2018


From the AIDS 2018 Conference held in Amsterdam, twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists launched an evidence-based consensus on 25 July 2018 that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission. The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law”and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).

Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court sat down with Eszter Kismodi, RHM Acting Chief Executive, to discuss the importance of the statement in the decriminalization efforts and ending the unjust use of criminal law for people living with HIV globally.

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