Promoting the Right to Health of Persons living with HIV/AIDS in Guatemala
In partnership with the Dell Medical School, the Clinic prepared an amicus brief to present to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case 12.484, Cuscul Pivaral et al., with regard to Guatemala: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/media_center/PReleases/2016/191.asp. The case involves the State’s international responsibility for violating various rights established in the American Convention, to the detriment of 49 victims who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS between 1992 and 2003. The amicus focused on Guatemala’s international obligations stemming from the right to health with respect to people under its jurisdiction who are living with HIV/AIDS. The amicus analyzed the specific international standards regulating the comprehensive health care to which these individuals are entitled.