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Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure – Information and Updates info sheet

This info sheet includes information about recent developments, as well as information about HALCO free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario and our public legal education workshops. You can find the info sheet on our website: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HALCO_Criminalization-Update2017Mar.pdf. … Continue reading

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New Brief: Exploring Avenues to Address Problematic Prosecutions Against People Living with HIV in Canada

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/ AIDS Legal Network prepared this brief to encourage the federal and provincial governments, in consultation with the community, to take action to limit HIV criminalization and, to bring the law in line with current science, … Continue reading

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New Report – HIV Criminalization in Canada: Key Trends and Patterns

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network prepared this report as part of an effort to contribute to an informed public dialogue on the issue of HIV criminalization in Canada. The report provides a snapshot of the temporal and demographic patterns of … Continue reading

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Criminal law out of step on HIV – article in Law Times by HALCO’s Ryan Peck

On March 17, 2017, the Law Times Speaker’s Corner published an in-depth article by  Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director and lawyer. In the article, Ryan addresses both the science in relation to HIV transmission and the criminal law in relation … Continue reading

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Free public legal education workshops at HALCO in April and May 2017

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Rent Increases: Protecting your … Continue reading

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Tell Ontario’s Attorney General to stop unjust HIV-related prosecutions

People living with HIV continue to be charged with aggravated sexual assault — one of the most serious offences in Canada’s Criminal Code — even where there is no intent to cause harm, no transmission occurs and the risks of … Continue reading

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HIV is not a crime – Ryan Peck giving free lunchtime lecture on February 13 in London

HIV IS NOT A CRIME: Calling for an end to Canada’s overly broad criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director and lawyer, argues that Canada has unfortunately become a world leader when it comes to prosecuting people with … Continue reading

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Public Roundtable on February 3, 2017 – Prosecuting HIV: Is it a crime to have sex without disclosing?

Prosecuting HIV: Is it a crime to have sex without disclosing? public roundtable discussion will take place:     Friday February 3rd, 2017, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm    Canadiana Gallery – Room 160, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario The Supreme … Continue reading

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HALCO’s Ryan Peck to receive 2016 Sidney B. Linden Award

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director (and lawyer), has been awarded the 2016 Sidney B. Linden Award. This award from Legal Aid Ontario recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to assisting low-income Ontarians in the pursuit of access to … Continue reading

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HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2016 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2016 edition newsletter includes: HALCO Open House, 2016 Annual General Meeting, and Annual Report HALCO’s New Office HALCO Welcomes Donation of Guta Kaufman Oil Paintings Federal Government Recognizes Over-criminalization of People with HIV New Canadian Coalition … Continue reading

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