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Law and Health

Law and Health

The Open Society Foundations promote societies in which the rule of law and respect for human rights safeguard the health of all, especially the most vulnerable. This includes people living with HIV or tuberculosis, people needing palliative care, people who use drugs, people with disabilities, prisoners, ethnic minorities, sex workers, and sexual minorities.

Recent Work

Event
Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society  

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine's International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

Voices
End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

Less than one percent of global AIDS funding goes toward human rights work, even though we know it is critical to ending AIDS.

Report
To Protect and Serve

This report shows how public health–centered law enforcement can reduce the risk of HIV infections among sex workers and people who use drugs.

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Value and Impact of Strategic Litigation: Fool’s Paradise or Indispensable Weapon?  

A panel of grantmakers and practitioners explores the promise and perils of strategic litigation, often a hallmark of Open Society Foundations’ funding and operations.

Publication
The Open Society Foundations at the 20th International AIDS Conference

This document details the Open Society Foundations’ participation at the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Voices
From the UN, A Powerful Tool to Stop Forced Sterilization

Forced sterilization is an egregious and common abuse within health care settings around the world. Now, advocates are now armed with a powerful tool to end this abuse through litigation and policy reform.