Sunday, November 30, 2008
World AIDS Day
Events to mark 20th World AIDS Day are being held all over the world. Here in Vicenza, Italy I attended a dance performance and culutral program to benefit Hospicio San Jose, an NGO in Guatemala that is providing care for 64 children and 270 adults living with AIDS. There is also an art exhibit in a church here in Vicenza featuring works by Rosalba Pedrina, a critically acclaimed artist living and working in Vicenza. She created a stations of the cross for people living with AIDS and HIV. It was originally created to be displayed at an international conference and is being shown again here for the first time in many years.
The AIDS pandemic is one that many international law professors should discuss when teaching about international human rights law or international health law. Some schools (such as the University of Lucerne Faculty of Law in Switzerland) offer courses in health and human rights.