8 March Principles for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Criminal Law Proscribing Conduct Associated with Sex, Reproduction, Drug Use, HIV, Homelessness and Poverty

The Principles, published by the International Commission of Jurists are based on general principles of criminal law and international human rights law and standards. They seek to offer a clear, accessible and workable legal framework – as well as practical legal guidance – on applying the criminal law to conduct associated with: sexual and reproductive health and rights, consensual sexual activities, gender identity and expression, HIV non-disclosure, exposure or transmission, drug use and homelessness and poverty. The principles are additionally intended to address the detrimental impact of the criminalization of this conduct on health, equality and other human rights.