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January 2004

  1. Legal document

    Odafe and Others v. Attorney-General and Others

    01 January 2004

    The applicants were prisoners awaiting their trial. They sought a declaratory judgment, alleging that their continuous detention, and t segregation and discrimination on the basis of their HIV status, was a violation of their constitutional right to dignity. The applicants sought a declaration that, as confirmed HIV/AIDS patients, they had a right to proper medical treatment while in prison custody. In addition, they sought a declaration that prison authorities had violated their fundamental rights under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and a declaratory order instructing the authorities to relocate them to designated government-owned hospitals for proper medical treatment.

  2. Publication

    Indicators to monitor the implementation and impact of HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes in the UN system

    01 January 2004

    This document contains: a summary of the main findings of the compliance review and its implications; the indicators developed to monitor implementation in the world of work; and an outline of implementation benchmarks to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  3. Publication

    Compliance report and practical guide on implementing the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS in the UN workplace

    01 January 2004

    The report falls into two parts - the compliance review and an accompanying set of tools for facilitating and monitoring compliance. Part I gives an executive summary of the main findings of the review, describes the background and methodology, and discusses the direct and indirect organizational impact of HIV/AIDS including the potential vulnerability of UN staff and dependants. It compares UN personnel policies with the ILO Code of Practice, and identifies gaps and issues to be addressed. There follows a discussion of implementation and examples of good practice. The practices do not provide a formula for duplication, but help contextualize the various compliance issues raised and give examples of interpretation as well as successful action. Part I concludes with recommendations for facilitating compliance with the ILO Code. Part II provides a series of tools for implementation and monitoring compliance of UN personnel policies with the ILO Code. These consist of a checklist for setting up an HIV/AIDS committee, indicators, implementation benchmarks, core functions of focal points and collective bargaining on HIV/AIDS.

December 2003

  1. Legal document

    Diau v. Botswana Building Society

    19 December 2003

    The applicant alleged that her employer excluded her from employment after she refused to undergo an HIV test.

  2. Publication

    Workplace action on HIV/AIDS: identifying and sharing best practice

    15 December 2003

    This report is the synthesis of a number of processes, including the drafting of a concept paper, thematic papers, and numerous consultations. The thematic papers cover prevention, care, ethics, legal instruments, data collection, the informal economy, and gender.

  3. Publication

    Protecting the Rights of Workers Living with HIV/AIDS: A South African Case Study

    15 December 2003

    This paper deals with how the primary (human) rights implicated in this context, namely the right to non-discrimination, privacy and confidentiality, a healthy work environment and the continuation of the employment relationship, have been incorporated into South African legislation and in the workplace policies and practices of selected South African employers. For a number of reasons, the focus will be on the response of the South African mining industry to the epidemic. Ethical issues are raised by these policies and practices, and also pros and cons of the various approaches that have been adopted. The overall aim of the paper is to contribute to the identification and development of a set of best practices in the area of HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

  4. Publication

    Consensus Statement - Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Workplace Policies and Programmes - Geneva, 15-17 December 2003

    15 December 2003

  5. Publication

    Resolution on the role of social dialogue in addressing HIV/AIDS in the world of work - Tenth African Regional Meeting - December 2003

    01 December 2003

  6. Publication

    Workplace Action on HIV/AIDS - Issue 4, December 2003

    01 December 2003

September 2003

  1. Publication

    Gender sensitive best practices on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    01 September 2003

    Inter-regional tripartite meeting on best practices in workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS - Geneva, 15-17 December 2003