Legislation and policies

This collection contains national legislation and policies adopted by ILO member States relevant to the issue of HIV/AIDS and the world of work. The entry for each member State provides a section on legislation, which encompasses a wide range of legislative texts, such as constitutional law, public health, discrimination/equality, labour, occupational safety and health, etc. There is also a section for each member State containing national policies and strategies, as well as a range of documents adopted by governments, employers’ organizations, workers’ organizations, business coalitions, as well as relevant policy and strategy documents drafted by civil society associations and networks, such as networks of persons living with HIV (PLHIV).

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National legislation and policies related to HIV/AIDS and the world of work

Africa

Americas

Arab States

Asia and the Pacific

Europe and Central Asia

Algeria

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahrain

Afghanistan

Albania

Angola

Argentina

Iraq

Australia

Armenia

Benin

Bahamas

Jordan

Bangladesh

Austria

Botswana

Barbados

Kuwait

Brunei Darussalam

Azerbaijan

Burkina Faso

Belize

Lebanon

Cambodia

Belarus

Burundi

Bolivia

Oman

China

Belgium

Cameroon

Brazil

Qatar

Cook Islands

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cape Verde

Canada

Saudi Arabia

Fiji

Bulgaria

Central African Republic

Chile

Syrian Arab Republic

India

Croatia

Chad

Colombia

United Arab Emirates

Indonesia

Cyprus

Comoros

Costa Rica

Yemen

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Czech Republic

Congo

Cuba

 

Japan

Denmark

Côte d'Ivoire

Dominica

 

Kiribati

Estonia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dominican Republic

 

Korea, Republic of

Finland

Djibouti

Ecuador

 

Lao People's Democratic Republic

France

Egypt

El Salvador

 

Malaysia

Georgia

Equatorial Guinea

Grenada

 

Maldives

Germany

Eritrea

Guatemala

 

Marshall Islands

Greece

Ethiopia

Guyana

 

Mongolia

Hungary

Gabon

Haiti

 

Myanmar

Iceland

Gambia

Honduras

 

Nepal

Ireland

Ghana

Jamaica

 

New Zealand

Israel

Guinea

Mexico

 

Pakistan

Italy

Guinea-Bissau

Nicaragua

 

Palau

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Panama

 

Papua New Guinea

Kyrgyzstan

Lesotho

Paraguay

 

Philippines

Latvia

Liberia

Peru

 

Samoa

Lithuania

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

Singapore

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Saint Lucia

 

Solomon Islands

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Malawi

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Sri Lanka

Malta

Mali

Suriname

 

Thailand

Moldova, Republic of

Mauritania

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Timor-Leste

Montenegro

Mauritius

United States

 

Tonga

Netherlands

Morocco

Uruguay

 

Tuvalu

Norway

Mozambique

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

 

Vanuatu

Poland

Namibia

   

Viet Nam

Portugal

Niger

     

Romania

Nigeria

     

Russian Federation

Rwanda

     

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

     

Serbia

Senegal

     

Slovakia

Seychelles

     

Slovenia

Sierra Leone

     

Spain

Somalia

     

Sweden

South Africa

     

Switzerland

South Sudan

       

Sudan

     

Tajikistan

Swaziland

     

Turkey

Tanzania, United Republic of

     

Turkmenistan

Togo

     

Ukraine

Tunisia

     

United Kingdom

Uganda

     

Uzbekistan

Zambia

       

Zimbabwe

       
         
         

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2016

  1. Renato Nocos v. Ricky Superstyle, et al.

    22 January 2016

2013

  1. VMK v. Catholic University

    08 November 2013

    The Claimant alleged that her employer denied her employment on a permanent basis and equal remuneration based on her HIV status.

  2. I.B. v. Greece

    01 January 2013

    The complainant alleged that his employer terminated his employment on the basis of his HIV status.

2012

  1. EMM, BM, JL and MKN v. MSR

    12 October 2012

    The applicants alleged that the denial of their right to inherit the family residence intestate, solely on the basis of their gender, violated their constitutional right to equality.

  2. Patricia Asero Ochieng & Others v. Attorney General

    01 January 2012

    The applicant alleged that the provisions of the Anti-Counterfeiting Act restricted their access to affordable, essential medicines, including generic medicines for HIV and AIDS.

2011

  1. European Court of Human Rights - Judgement of 10 March 2011 (Application No. 2700/10)

    10 March 2011

  2. European Court of Human Rights holds that refusal of a residence permit to a foreigner on the basis of his HIV-positive status was discriminatory

    10 March 2011

    In its decision of 10 March 2011 in Kiyutin v. Russia (Application No. 2700/10), the European Court of Human Rights held unanimously that the refusal of the Russian authorities to grant a residency permit to a national of Uzbekistan on the basis of his HIV-positive status was discriminatory.

  3. South African Labour Court affirms rights of HIV + workers citing Recommendation No. 200

    18 February 2011

    On 16 February 2011, in the case of Gary Shane Allpass v. Mooikloof Estates (Pty) Ltd, (Case No. JS178/09), the Johannesburg Labour Court awarded the complainant compensatory damages for unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of his HIV status.

  4. Johannesburg Labour Court Judgment of 16 February 2011(Case No. JS178/09)

    16 February 2011

2010

  1. Christine Ehlers v. Bohler Uddeholm Africa (PTY) Ltd

    01 January 2010

    The applicant alleged that her employer terminated her employment on the basis of her gender identity.