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Criminal Law Not Effective Against HIV

THE CONFESSIONS of the 40-year-old man who went on a “deliberate spree to infect as many other people as possible” in 2002 (The Namibian, 14 January 2015) sparked a series of media reports in the past few weeks, which featured calls from the public for the enactment of an HIV-specific crime of intentional transmission of HIV.

ARASA Convenes Regional Meeting on HIV, TB and Human Rights in Prisons

The Regional Dialogue on HIV, TB and Human Rights took place on 5 and 6 February at the Aviator Hotel in Johannesburg South Africa.

ARASA commends the Gaborone High Court for protecting the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in Botswana

17 November 2014, Windhoek, Namibia—The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) has lauded the Botswana High Court for protecting the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in Botswana after the court found on Friday, 14 November 2014 that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Botswana have the right to register their own organisations.

News Releases from lesbians, gays and bisexuals of Botswanan (LEGABIBO), Botswana Network of Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)

ARASA commends the Namibian Supreme Court on its judgment in the case of women living with HIV sterilised without informed consent

4 November 2014, Windhoek, Namibia -- The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) welcomed the judgment by the Namibian Supreme Court, which affirmed the decision made by the High Court in July 2012 that three women living with HIV were sterilised without informed consent in public hospitals.

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