IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | SOUTH AFRICA: Prison appeal filed against ARV ruling | Care Treatment, Prevention, PWAs ASOs, Stigma Human rights Law, Other | Daily
Wednesday 12 July 2006
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews
 

Regions

Africa
East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
·Angola
·Botswana
·Comoros
·Lesotho
·Madagascar
·Malawi
·Mauritus
·Mozambique
·Namibia
·South Africa
·Swaziland
·Zambia
·Zimbabwe
West Africa
Weekly
RSSyndication
RSS - News Briefs

Features

PlusNews E-mail Subscription
 

SOUTH AFRICA: Prison appeal filed against ARV ruling


[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]


JOHANNESBURG, 7 July (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's Department of Correctional Services has filed an appeal against a court judgment compelling Westville Prison, in the port city of Durban, to speedily provide anti-AIDS drugs to inmates.

The High Court judgement was passed late in June after 15 inmates requested the court to order prison officials to remove any obstacles delaying access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

Jonathan Berger, a lawyer with the Johannesburg-based AIDS Law Project, which represented the inmates, confirmed that correctional services had lodged an appeal on Thursday morning.

"They [correctional services] have applied for leave to appeal to a full bench of the provincial division of the KwaZulu-Natal Province High Court," Berger told the South African Press Association.

He stressed that further deliberations could result in a loss of life among prisoners in urgent need of treatment.

[ENDS]

:: MORE NEWS BRIEFS ::




 
Recent SOUTH AFRICA Reports
Contrasting HIV-positive lives,  30/Jun/06
New strategies needed to meet shortfalls says Global Fund report,  29/Jun/06
New AIDS threat looms,  19/Jun/06
Govt wants to monitor PEPFAR funding,  12/Jun/06
HIV-positive Muslims take comfort in their faith,  26/May/06
Links
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· AEGIS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance


PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.


[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2006
The material contained on www.PlusNews.org comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.