The University of Winnipeg



Prisoners’ Rights and HIV Prevention

WINNIPEG, MB – The public is invited to attend a free, public lecture:

“Prisoners’ Rights to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care”
Monday, November 23, 2009
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Eckhart Grammatté Hall – 3rd floor Centennial Hall
The University of Winnipeg

You are invited to a panel discussion on “Prisoners’ Rights to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care” at The University of Winnipeg, November 23, from 6:30-8:00pm. This free public event is co-hosted by the Global College Institute for Health and Human Potential and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal network.

The panel will be an exploration and discussion of prisoners’ rights in relation to HIV prevention and treatment, including a discussion of the available research evidence that should inform law/policy and practice, the evidence and expertise that comes from personal experience of people living with HIV and/or as a member of a “vulnerable population,” and a discussion of the legal dimensions and of human rights advocacy efforts that are currently underway.

The panel will be composed of Ralf Jürgens, Founder of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and author of more than 100 articles on legal, ethical and human rights issues related to HIV/AIDS; Jim Motherall, a prisoners’ rights activist who has spoken internationally on the challenges and impacts of HIV in prison, and about the prison experience; and Richard Elliott, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and author of numerous reports, papers and articles on the legal and human rights issues related to HIV/AIDS (bios attached).

A Question and Answer period will follow the presentations.

Joel Marion, Executive Coordinator, Global College