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Author
Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
Title
HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Asia Pacific
Imprint
UNAIDS, October 2001, 81 pp
Url
http://data.unaids.org/Publications/IRC-pub03 Melbourne1001_WorkshopReport_en.pdf
Abstract

"In the Asia Pacific, NHRIs have established a regional organisation to collaborate on common issues of mutual concern. This organisation called the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). It recently held its sixth annual meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka in September 2001 and at this meeting Forum Members committed themselves to combat discrimination and human rights violations on the basis of HIV/AIDS. It agreed that HIV/AIDS should not be viewed as solely a health issue but as a human rights issue because of its serious civil, cultural, economic, political and social implications. It also reaffirmed its commitment to holding a
regional workshop on the issue of ‘HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Asia Pacific’ from 7th to 8th October in Melbourne, Australia."

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