Protectors or Perpetrators?

The impact of unlawful policing on HIV, human rights and justice

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Police abuses against marginalised people do not simply hurt feelings, they cost lives. And they are undoing our work to end AIDS as a public health threat.

In this report, real-life stories lay bare how unlawful policing impacts on human rights, on access to justice and on the HIV response. These stories capture the resilience and courage of marginalised people and communities in the face of persistent stigma, discrimination and violence.