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Copy and Paste: Transplanting International HIV/AIDS Model Laws into African Countries
Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015)
  • Maya Berinzon
Abstract
There has been a recent boon of legislative and regulatory frameworks to govern HIV in Africa. This includes rules on when and how a health practitioner may disclose the HIV status of a patient to a spouse or sexual partner. In balancing the right to privacy against a doctor's duty of care, two international model laws have emerged, and have been copied in whole, or in part, by a number of African countries. This paper questions the usefulness of such model laws as legal transplants in national legislatures through analysis of the regulations developed in thirty-two African countries.
Publication Date
Winter 2015
Citation Information
Maya Berinzon. "Copy and Paste: Transplanting International HIV/AIDS Model Laws into African Countries" Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maya_berinzon/1/