Regional Legal Reference Resource: Protective Laws related to HIV, Men who have Sex with Men, and Transgender People in South Asia

Published: January 22, 2013

Table of Contents
I. Background 1
II. National Legal Reference Resources 1
III. HIV in South Asia 2
IV. The Role of Law and Policy in the Response to HIV 2
V. Mapping and Resources 3
VI. International Laws and Conventions 4
The Yogyakarta Principles 4
International Covenants 4
International Covenants in Practice 6
VII. Constitutional Protection 7
Bangladesh 7
India 8
Nepal 9
Pakistan 10
Sri Lanka 10
VIII. Anti-Discrimination Laws 10
IX. HIV Laws and Bills 11
India 12
Nepal 13
Pakistan 15
X. Court Decisions and Implementation of Protective Laws 16
Bangladesh 16
India 16
Nepal 18
Pakistan 20
Sri Lanka 21

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