AIDS As an Object of International Law
In Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds), International Law's Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure through Object and Image (Oxford: OUP, Forthcoming).
10 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2017 Last revised: 5 Feb 2019
Date Written: March 1, 2017
Inspired in part by 'A History of the World in a 100 Objects', the volume interrogates international law's material culture and everyday life. My chosen object or 'thing' is AIDS. The essay opens by explaining the reason for this potentially controversial choice, before using AIDS to challenge how international law frames the following: crisis; human rights; and law itself.
Keywords: AIDS, HIV/AIDS, crisis, human rights, international law, law, ARVs
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