Benin

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Africa’s criminal HIV transmission laws are highly inefficient, says Justice Michael Kirby

16 Jul 2008
Australia’s most eloquent and insightful High Court judge, Justice Michael Kirby, spoke at the International Criminal Law Reform conference in Dublin yesterday, arguing that the move to criminalise HIV transmission in sub-Saharan countries such as Benin, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, … More

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted Yes

2006 - Based on Model Law

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No

Laws

Further reading

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Last reviewed 01 June 2017

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Last reviewed 01 June 2017