HIV/AIDS and human rights in the third world

  • Dayanath Jayasuriya
Keywords: Human rights, AIDS (disease) patients, civil rights, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, HIV positive persons – civil rights, public health

Abstract

The author calls for a concerted attack on the root causes of poverty, poor governance and slow infrastructure development to combat the growth of HIV/AIDS. Article based on a public lecture delivered at the IALS on 4th July 2001 by Dr Dayanath Jayasuriya (Attorney-at-Law; Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka). Published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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