The Global Commission on HIV and the Law is an independent body, convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Commission undertook extensive research, consultation, analysis and deliberation over a period of 2 years to examine links between legal environments and HIV responses. The conclusions and recommendations of the Commission are included in its final report 'HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health' (July 2012). The Commission was supported by a Technical Advisory Group, which reviewed and analysed existing public health and legal evidence and also commissioned original analysis. Seven regional dialogues were convened to share and deliberate on evidence and experience on the impact of law on HIV responses.
The Global Commission disbanded following the release of its report in July 2012. UNDP, working in partnership with the UNAIDS Secretariat, UN agencies, governments, civil society and donors, monitors and participants in activities to implement the findings and recommendations of the Report.
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law was based on three mutually reinforcing axes:
The objectives of the Commission were to:
The outcomes of the Commission included:
Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Information Note