The impact of criminalising the transmission of HIV/AIDS in the United Arab Emirates

Al Dhaheri, Mohamed Nekhaira (2010) The impact of criminalising the transmission of HIV/AIDS in the United Arab Emirates. Doctoral thesis (DPhil), University of Sussex.

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS is a disease which emerged in the early 1980s and rapidly became a grave
problem of global proportions. Millions of people fall victims to HIV/AIDS while its cause
and remedy have not yet been discovered.
This epidemic has captured the attention of politicians, economists, sociologists, clergy,
lawyers, judges and police officers all over the world and mobilised them to curb or control
it by finding solutions that limit the extent of its transmission.
Through this research, I have investigated the possibility of criminalising the intentional or
unintentional transmission of HIV in the United Arab Emirates.
The importance of this research emanates from the fact that there is no stipulation in the
UAE penal code which incriminates this act. The study also examines the impact of
criminalisation and whether criminalisation is compatible with the Islamic teachings,
drawing on the experiences of Arab states and other advanced countries, and finally
whether it is in line with the views of human rights organisations.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 12:24
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 11:31
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6258

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