From conflict to partnership: growing collaboration between police and NGOs in countries with concentrated epidemics among key populations
Nicholas Thomson, Diane Riley, Anne Bergenstrom, Jenae Carpenter, Alex Zelitchenko
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2016
INTRODUCTION: Between September 2012 and December 2015, a series of national and regional consultations, aimed at resolving a persistent dynamic of conflict between law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) working on issues of access to HIV services in high-priority countries for people who use drugs have been organized by the HIV/AIDS Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN) and other international organizations. The aim of these consultations has been to understand, at a national and regional level, the key points of tension between police and CSOs and h..View full abstract
The authors are grateful for the support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime which supported the regional- and national-level consultations between law enforcement agencies and non-government organizations working on HIV programmes from which this commentary has drawn much of its analysis.