Bangkok, 17 February 2011
Nature and purpose of the Regional Dialogue
This report summarises the proceedings of the Asia Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on
HIV and the Law (the Commission) held on 17 February 2011 in Bangkok.
This report also draws from the written submissions that were made to the Commission from civil society in
Asia and the Pacific.
The objectives of the Global Commission are to:
• analyse existing evidence and generate new evidence on rights and law in the context of HIV and
foster public dialogue on the need for rights-based law and policy in the context of HIV;
• increase awareness amongst key constituencies on issues of rights and law in the context of HIV and
engage with civil society and strengthen their ability to campaign, advocate and lobby; and
• identify clear and actionable recommendations with a concrete plan for follow-up