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What Have You Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response

July 20, 2010

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The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hold prominent and powerful human rights positions. All three play key roles in advancing the integration of human rights protections into the global AIDS response. In this session, Manfred Nowak, Anand Grover and Morten Kjaerum will discuss the links between human rights and HIV, key successes using human rights mechanisms in the context of HIV, main concerns for the field going forward, and what more each of them could do, given his position and its limitations.

Presentations in This Session:

Panel Discussion
Anand Grover (India)
Head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Lawyer's Collective

Manfred Nowak (Austria)
Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Morten Kjaerum (Austria)
Director, EU Fundamental Rights Agency

What Have You Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisims in Advancing the AIDS Response (.mp3)

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