Legal environment assessments

HIV continues to present a serious challenge to health and development in many countries. As has been demonstrated by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, laws and policies based on public health evidence and human rights are the foundation of enabling legal environments that have the potential to positively impact the HIV response. In follow up to the recommendations of the report of the Commission, and in line with the UNDP 'Strategic Plan 2014-2017' and the UNAIDS '2011-2015 Strategy: Getting to Zero', UNDP and other development partners have supported countries in undertaking Legal Environment Assessments with the goal of assisting governments, civil society and other stakeholders to develop evidence-informed policy and strategy, to review and reform laws and policies based on human rights considerations, and to support increased capacity to achieve enabling legal environments for effective HIV responses.

On this page, you will find a complete collection of the assessments which have been published to date. While UNDP recommends a specific methodology for conducting Legal Environment Assessments for HIV, some countries have conducted other legal reviews (for instance, simple desk reviews) that are also included here under the heading 'Related reports'.

 

Country reports

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JAMAICA

Legal Reforms, Social Change: HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and National Development in Jamaica

November 2013

UNDP, UNAIDS, National HIV/STI Programme

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

R√©vue du cadre juridique Congolais de la riposte au VIH et SIDA 

October 2013

UNDP

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SEYCHELLES

Situation Analysis of Legal and Regulatory Aspects of HIV and AIDS in Seychelles

April 2013

UNDP

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MALAWI

Assessment of Legal, Regulatory & Policy Environment for HIV and AIDS in Malawi

July 2012

UNDP

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NIGERIA

Legal Environment Assessment for HIV/AIDS Response in Nigeria

December 2015

UNDP, NACA

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LESOTHO

Report on assessment of the legal environment for HIV and AIDS in Lesotho

September 2016

UNDP

 

 

 

Related reports

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PAKISTAN

Scan of Law and Policies Affecting Human Rights, Discrimination and Access to HIV and Health Services by Key Populations in Pakistan

January 2015

UNDP, NACP, UN Country Team

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MALAYSIA

The Policy and Legal Environments Related to HIV Services in Malaysia

January 2015

UN Country Team

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MYANMAR

National HIV Legal Review: A Review of Myanmar's Legal Framework and its Affect on Access to Health and HIV Services for PLHIV and Key Affected Populations

September 2014

UNDP, UNAIDS, Pyoe Pin

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CHINA

The Policy and Legal Environments Related to HIV Services in China: Review and Consultation

December 2015

UNDP

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INDONESIA

National Consultation on Legal and Policy Barriers to HIV in Indonesia

October 2015

UNDP, UNAIDS, ESCAP, UN Country Team