AIDS Audit - HIV and Human Rights: An Australian Pilot
Author: Watchirs, Helen
Source: Law & Policy, Volume 25, Number 3, July 2003 , pp. 245-268(24)
Abstract:This article explores the Australian pilot of a human rights audit using ten indicators in the specific area of HIV/AIDS. The new methodology has three main roles: a monitoring device to measure human rights protection in a jurisdiction's legal system against international standards; an intervention to raise local dialogue and consciousness of rights-based legislation; and an advocacy tool to stimulate law reform. It uses a tripartite process balancing independent experts, government, and community representatives. This approach attempts to overcome some of the democratic deficits identified by Power's hypothesis on the explosion of regulatory audits (1997).
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-07-01