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AIDS Law Project at Wits

Address: Centre for Applied Legal Studies
University of the Witwatersrand
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Postal Code: 2050
Phone Number: +27.11.403.6918 or +27.11.717.8600
Fax Number: +27.11.403.2341
General Information:

Discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS undermines society's efforts to prevent HIV infection and limit the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on our society. Discrimination is also contrary to internationally accepted principles of human rights. The AIDS Law Project operates according to the principles set out in the United Nations International Guidelines on HIV and Human Rights.

The AIDS Law Project aims to:

Carry out litigation to counter wrongs that have occurred and, where possible, to establish legal precedents that prevent them from recurring.

Offer free legal advice that will empower people living with HIV and AIDs to seek legal remedies in response to acts of unfair discrimination.

Carry out research to support policy formulation and bring about practices that prevent discrimination.

Produce media that creates an awareness of rights in government and civil society and promotes effective lobbying and advocacy.

The ALP is committed to a code of professional ethics, to respecting confidentiality and to the principle of the maximum inclusion of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. We will oppose all forms of unfair discrimination and promote a culture of human rights and equality for all.

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