Colombia Constitutional Court strikes down HIV criminalisation law

Following a constitutional challenge –  supported by HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE through an amicus brief from Edwin Cameron – on June 5th, the Constitutional Court overturned article 370 of Law 599 of 2000 which criminalised people living with HIV or Hepatitis B for exposing others to the virus.

The Court found that the law did not pass the proportionality test because it is not a necessary or effective measure for its intended purpose, and also stigmatised certain people.

Click on the link to download a pdf of the judgement in Spanish or an officially certified translation into English.