An Assessment of the Legal and Policy Environment in Response to HIV in Nepal. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2015)


This report follows on the recommendation of the Global Commission on HIV and Law in undertaking national reviews and multi-stakeholder consultations by 2015, relating to the legal and policy barriers towards the elimination of HIV-related stigma, discrimination, and violence. The assessment was carried on from November 2014 to January 2015, under the leadership of the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC), of the Ministry of Health and Population, which convened a Steering Committee to oversee the whole process. Recommendations from the Global Commission on HIV and Law were used as a key reference throughout the reviewing process and suggestions and inputs from the validation meeting held on 26 January 2015 have also been incorporated into the final recommendations in this Assessment report.

The Review aims to (1) analyse the laws, policies, law enforcement practices and access to justice based on data from a desk review and thematic group consultations with people living with HIV and other key populations; (2) make concrete recommendations for creating an enabling environment for the National HIV response to be successful.


Keywords: HIV, human rights, equality, health, drugs, policy, laws


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