February 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
UNAIDS, the UN agency tasked with overseeing the global response to HIV/AIDS, on Tuesday condemned Uganda's anti-gay legislation, which President Yoweri Musevni has pledged to sign into law. Though homosexuality has long been criminalized in Uganda, the new law imposes harsher penalties, ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday criticized Nigeria's new law on the prohibition of same-sex marriage, calling the legislation a direct violation of basic, universal human rights. Earlier this month Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathon signed the Same Sex Marriage ( ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/25/2013: UN rights expert urged Morocco to combat human trafficking 6/20/2013: Supreme Court ruled US cannot withhold HIV/AIDS funding over prostitution stance 6/3/2013: Japan and UN reached agreement to combat drug and human trafficking 1/4/2013: Tennessee judged ruled law concerning human ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Thursday in Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc. that the government cannot withhold funding from HIV/AIDS organizations that do not actively denounce prostitution. Under the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Nigerian House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill making same-sex marriage a crime punishable by a maximum of 14 years in prison. Further, any person who witnesses, aids, or abets same-sex marriages; operates gay organizations; or engages in same-sex public displays of affection ...[read more]
April 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International the court considered the only First Amendment case this term, on whether the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Laws in all countries of the world are limiting assistance and options available to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS, a UN commission reported on Monday. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law found that a variety of laws and practices worldwide affect infected persons' ability both to prevent ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The proposed law would allow the state to issue cards to patients with illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, MS and others. A prospective recipient of a card would be required to get consent from a doctor ...[read more]
January 18, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 18, 2010, former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana bill, which legalized marijuana prescriptions for patients with chronic illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. The bill, passed ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Leila Sayed-Taha, DePaul University College of Law Class of 2012, currently works as a translator for Ace Languages Centre, where she aids asylum seekers at the Immigration Advisory Service. Here she discusses the ongoing issue of immunity as troops withdrawal and private ...[read more]

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