HIV & human rights : Legal and policy perspectives on HIV and human rights in the Caribbean
- edited by George Alleyne and Rose-Marie Belle Antoine.
- Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- ix, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Alleyne, G. A. O., editor.
- Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle, editor.
- University of the West Indies, sponsoring body.
- Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS, sponsoring body.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS sponsoring body.
- Symposium on HIV and Human Rights (2010 : Cave Hill, Barbados)
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Introduction / George Alleyne
- HIV, AIDS and human rights: A Barbados governmental perspective / Freundel J. Stuart
- Reflections on reducing the gap between "promise and reality" / Edward Greene
- Making a change: Discrimination and stigma against people living with HIV or AIDS / Susan Timberlake
- Human rights and the Caribbean constitution / Simeon C.R. McIntosh
- The responsibility of parliamentarians in shaping and promoting the human rights agenda on HIV and AIDS: Promoting human rights for all / Anne Peters and Juliette Bynoe- Sutherland
- Pragmatic approaches to HIV and human rights with special emphasis on employment / Rose-Marie Belle Antoine
- HIV and human rights: The role of international organizations / Amalia Del Riego
- Current legal and institutional responses to HIV stigma and discrimination / F. Ayana Hypolite
- HIV, AIDS and human rights in the Caribbean: An international perspective / Clare K. Roberts
- A snapshot of legal and institutional responses to HIV and human rights in the Caribbean / Veronica S.P. Cenac
- Discrimination and access to treatment of HIV and AIDS / Douglas Slater
- HIV infection and the AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean: HIV transmission, treatment and prevention / Michel de Groulard
- HIV and AIDS in the workplace: Business coalitions / Colin T. Brewer
- Discrimination and access to treatment / Yolanda Simon
- Human rights needs of people living with HIV or AIDS / Suzette M. Moses-Burton
- Human rights, HIV and sexual reproductive health: A support group of PLWHA mothers speaks to issues of their reproductive health and health care / Rosemary Stone
- Addressing the capacity- building needs of people living with HIV or AIDS: A critical element in the response / Ainsley Reid.
- "This book is the outcome of a path-breaking symposium on HIV and human rights organized by the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados, together with the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). An impressive gathering of international agencies, the judiciary, human rights experts, lawyers, nongovernmental organizations, academics, activists, business persons, union representatives, politicians and persons living with HIV together discussed their concerns about stigma, discrimination and the denial of rights. HIV attracts a wide variety of human rights abuses. However, identifying the best means to address these can be controversial. Should the approach be through constitutions and their provisions guaranteeing human rights generally or should redress be sought through the courts, or ordinary legislation? The contributors consider these questions and illustrate clearly the social and legal issues faced by the protagonists in the HIV challenge and the viewpoints of the policy makers, who must not only encourage new, more rights-sensitive laws but also counter societal prejudices that militate against transformational initiatives. This diverse text looks at the troubling, topical issue of HIV from several angles and provides a significant contribution to the literature on the subject"--Unedited summary from book cover.
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- HIV and human rights
- Legal and policy perspectives on HIV and human rights in the Caribbean
- This book is the outcome of the Symposium on HIV and Human Rights (held 13-14 September to the Universiy of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados) organized by the University of the West Indies together with the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) -- from the foreword.
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