The National Lawyers Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. Their mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.
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The Legal Toolkit was created primarily as a go-to resource for lawyers representing people living with HIV who are facing criminal prosecution based on HIV status. However, other advocates are likely to find the Legal Toolkit useful. The Toolkit includes charts, articles, guidance, case law, legal analysis, scientific data and citations to empirical studies on the impact of HIV criminalization on individuals affected by HIV. The Toolkit pulls together into one place a wealth of information, both quick-reference resources (e.g. a Chart on the Relative Risk of HIV and other STIs) and links to longer reference materials (e.g. sample briefs) that are located, along with a summary of each document, in CHLP’s online HIV Policy Resource Bank.
The report “Rights in the Time of COVID-19 – Lessons from HIV for an Effective, Community-Led Response” from UNAIDS presents key lessons from the AIDS response that are crucial for an effective human rights-based approach to public health emergencies. They range from tackling stigma and discrimination faced by affected individuals and communities to prioritizing measures for reaching the most vulnerable, removing human rights barriers, establishing trust between communities and public health authorities and protecting critical frontline medical staff.
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This factsheet provides legal and practical information for the LGBT community on human rights violations related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
This section of the 2016 HRW World Repport address the changes relating to transgender rights on a global perspective, and pointing practical situations, such as health care, access to police and justice, privacy and right to freedom.
This factsheet resumes information on how the LGBT community is perceived in the Middle East, their legal protection and what is changing in that region towards the LGBT people.
This factsheet brings basic concepts of human rights, international human rights law, United Nations law on LGBT rights and practical rights for the LGBT community.
This guide resumes the relation between sexual orientation and human rights, poiting out the rights at stake, and international and regional law concerning sexual orientation.