Discrimination against people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Discrimination against people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
1. Calls upon all States to take all the necessary steps to ensure the full enjoyment of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights by people with HIV or AIDS, their families and those in any way associated with them, and people presumed to be at risk of infection, paying particular attention to women, children and other vulnerable groups, in order to prevent discriminatory action against them or their social stigmatization, and to observe these obligations in particular in the context of AIDS policies and measures;
2. Invites the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other similar bodies to give full attention to monitoring States parties' compliance with their commitments under the relevant human rights instruments regarding the rights of people infected with HIV or AIDS, their families and people with whom they live, or people presumed to be at risk of infection;
3. Welcomes the preliminary and progress reports of Mr. Luis Varela Quirós, Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, on discrimination against HIV-infected people or people with AIDS (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1990/9 and E/CN.4/Sub.2/1991/10);
4. Endorses the requests of the Sub-Commission, in its decision 1991/109 of 29 August 1991, to Mr. Luis Varela Quirós to submit his final report to the Sub-Commission at its forty-fourth session, and to the Secretary-General to give the Special Rapporteur such assistance as he may require to accomplish his work.52nd meeting
3 March 1992
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XI.]
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