The system of submitting applications for legal aid in cases of violations of rights of the people, effected by HIV has been working on the site of the Regional HIV Legal Aid Network. Rights of people, living with HIV, injecting drug users, patients of substitutional therapy, representatives of LGBT community, sex workers, detained persons and prisoners are in focus.
Еthics Guidance for the implementation of the end TB strategy is published by World Health Organization. There are pointed five general ethic obligations for governments, health care professionals, health care providers, non-governmental organizations, researchers and other stakeholders in the Guidance.
ECOM anounses the coll for proposals for Non-governmental organizations and initiative groups from the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asiaa that aim at identifying and addressing stigma and discrimination, and human rights violations in access to health and HIV services that communities of gay men and other MSM, and of trans* people in their countries face due to sexual orientation, gender identity / expression and/or HIV status.
The Annual Meeting of the Regional Network of legal aid for people affected by HIV/AIDS, which brings together 29 organizations from 9 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, took place in Kiev, Ukraine, on 11 -12 September, 2015. The theme of the meeting was the short and long-term strategic planning of the activities of the Network of legal aid,cooperation with the regional networks.
On the 11th of June, 2015, The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine excluded HIV infection from the list of contagious diseases constituting the basis for the denial of an immigration permit by its Order № 329.
The European Court found the violation upon applications about interfering with march of sexual minorities
The Handbook “Know Your Rights, Use Your Laws” was published. It is step-by-step Handbook for ad-hoc and comprehensive protection of rights of people who live with or are at risk of HIV, their close ones, and providers of services. This material was prepared for representatives of vulnerable groups, not lawyers.
Public hearings according prison’s healthcare issues were held on 19 February in Moscow.The chief of the Department of Healthcare of Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia reported that the main problem in penitentiary system settings according in point of health care issues was HIV.