09/12/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Outcome Report of the HIV & Law Discussion November 28, 2020.
The cycle of discrimination, scapegoating, phobia and criminalization experienced by people living with HIV in many aspects of life, also shapes the experiences of those living with HIV when it comes to law and its enforcement.
The prevalence of an understanding that does not focus on those living with HIV and rejects the policies to provide support mechanisms against hivphobia among the policymakers causing the primary legislation to overlook those living with HIV.
The people living with HIV lack legal protection due to the medical and technical approach of HIV exclusive political mindset to those living with HIV, the practical nature of secondary legislation and faulty public healthcare policies.
Just as the spirit of the law does not include those living with HIV, the distance of justice authorities from a point of view that focuses on those living with HIV brings the increase in rights violations suffered by those living with HIV and impunity.
Just as the spirit of the law does not include those living with HIV, the distance of justice authorities from a point of view that focuses on those living with HIV brings the increase in rights violations suffered by those living with HIV and impunity with it.
“Given the discrimination and rights violations suffered by people living with HIV, it should be said that access to justice is as important as access to healthcare. Violations of the rights of those living with HIV are frequently encountered in access to healthcare, work and school life.”
"With the global dissemination of information about HIV, stigmatization and discrimination against HIV-positive people have taken their place next to other types of discrimination. This situation has pushed people living with HIV to a more vulnerable area in accessing rights, and the human rights of people living with HIV have emerged as a separate topic in the general human rights struggle in order to prevent violations caused by the lack of policy or by the acts of public officials themselves.”
HIV and Lawyers Discussion, organized by Kaos GL Association and May 17 Association; took place with the facilitation of HIV and LGBTI+ activist Defne Güzel, Att. Hatice Demir's presentation of Pozitif-İz Association's " 2018-2019 Violations of Rights Report and Legal Solutions" report, and presentation of Att. Kerem Dikmen of Kaos GL on the legislative part of the Report on the Human Rights of LGBTI+ Persons Living With HIV of May 17 and Kaos GL associations.
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