HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE Steering Committee Statement on COVID-19 Criminalisation

As the world struggled with a new global pandemic, the HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE Steering Committee issued a statement based on what we have learnt from the HIV response.

The Statement reminded law- and policymakers that communicable diseases are public health issues, not criminal issues, and that measures that are respectful of human rights and the empowering of communities are more effective than punishment and imprisonment.

The statement was published in four languages and has been widely referenced.