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CRIMINALIZATION
OF HIV NON-DISCLOSURE
AT SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Activists stage events to raise awareness and mobilize action in advance of landmark hearing

February 4, 2012 - In anticipation of the Supreme Court of Canada's February 8 hearing of two landmark cases on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, organizations in Ontario and Quebec will hold key events to mobilize advocacy around the issue and expose the injustices of the system as it currently stands.

OTTAWA :
Criminal Sex? Women, HIV and the Injustice of the Law

•  What: World premiere of ' Positive Women: Ending Injustice ', a documentary examining the many impacts of criminalization on women in Canada , followed by an expert panel discussion
•  Where: City Hall (Andrew S. Haydon Hall - Council Chambers),
110 Laurier Avenue West , Ottawa
•  When: Monday, 6 February 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

TORONTO :
Toronto Day of Action Against the Criminalization of HIV
•  What: March to Old City Hall , with calls to action and street theatre
•  Where: Church of the Holy Trinity, 483 Bay Street , Toronto
•  When: Monday, 6 February 2012, 5:30 p.m.

MONTRÉAL:
Flash Mob: Criminalization Harms Prevention
•  What: Demonstration in solidarity against the criminalization of people living with HIV/AIDS
•  Where: Palais de Justice (Provincial Court House),
1 Notre-Dame Street East , Montréal
•  When: Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 12:30 p.m.

For more information and for background information on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, visit www.aidslaw.ca/stopcriminalization .

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To schedule interviews, please contact:
Janet Butler-McPhee
Director of Communications
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
jbutler@aidslaw.ca
416-595-1666 ext. 228
416-268-2549 (cell)


About the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Since 1992, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network ( www.aidslaw.ca ) has been promoting the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy analysis, education, and community mobilization.  The Legal Network is Canada 's leading advocacy organization working on the legal and human rights issues raised by HIV/AIDS.


Reproduced with permission - "Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network"

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
www.aidslaw.ca


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