Covid-19: The danger of criminalisation, lessons from HIV

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To single out a disease through specific laws or existing prosecution mechanisms places an unreasonable burden on the criminal justice system to address people’s behaviour. Our experience with HIV points to a better approach, argues Mbalenhle Baduza.

In March, South Africa passed the disaster management regulations in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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