Developing a Community Consensus Statement on Ending Unjust Prosecutions for HIV Non-disclosure
Worksheet & Key Questions
The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC), which officially launched in October 2016, was founded by a group of Canadians and representatives of Canadian organizations compelled to join forces at a national level to progressively reform discriminatory and unjust criminal and public health laws and practices that criminalize and regulate people living with HIV in relation to HIV exposure, transmission and non-disclosure in Canada.
CCRHC is proposing to develop a Community Consensus Statement on actions federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to address the overly broad use of the criminal law in cases of alleged HIV non-disclosure. There are several issues to be addressed in any such statement, including the question of amending the Criminal Code to narrow the scope of HIV criminalization. The Coalition is consulting with people living with HIV, service providers, communities affected by HIV and over-criminalization, scientific experts and others, across the country. This is one opportunity for discussion in that larger process. Please consider the following questions (and other questions you feel are important regarding this topic) and share your views on resisting overly broad HIV criminalization. Before answering the four survey questions that follow, please read this Backgrounder and draft Community Consensus Statement. Click here to read this document. (The document should open in a new tab or window, which you can leave open for easy reference as you answer the survey questions below.)