Supreme Court “Criminalization” Appeal Cases heard on February 8, 2012

HALCO, as part of a coalition of HIV organizations, intervened in the recent Supreme Court Appeal cases that were heard on February 8, 2012.

The coalition included: the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-SIDA), Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Positive Living BC), the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA), the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (BlackCAP), and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN).

HALCO sincerely thanks Jonathan Shime and Corie Langdon of Cooper, Sandler, Kaufman & Shime LLP for acting as lead counsel for the coalition. Their dedication and excellent work are deeply appreciated. And we would also like to thank Eugene Meehan, Q.C.,Supreme Advocacy LLP, for his valuable assistance, thoughtfulness and generosity.

You can read the Intervener Factum (written arguments) on our website:

The Supreme Court’s decision is expected later this year.

You can read more about these cases in our HALCO news Winter 2012 edition, page 5. To learn more about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, please visit our HIV and Criminal Law section.




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