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  1. Baughman v. Commonwealth, Amicus Brief, VA Sup Ct, CHLP (2020)

    CHLP filed this amicus brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia in support of Galen Baughman, a young gay man at risk of indefinite civil confinement due to an unjust designation as a “sexually violent predator” (SVP). Earlier this year, on the basis of a ...

    admin - 11/11/2020 9:23am

  2. U.S. HIV Laws and Prosecutorial Tools, Center for HIV Law and Policy (2020)

    This resource is a detailed but concise snapshot of the federal and state laws used to prosecute people living with HIV (PLHIV), viral hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases. The resource is intended to support state advocates, policymakers, lo ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/23/2020 10:06am

  3. Letter to the Attorney General of Virginia Re: Commonwealth v. Baughman, The Center for HIV Law and Policy et al. (July 28, 2018)

    This letter, authored by CHLP and co-signed by dozens of advocacy organizations, urged Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to put an end to the homophobic civil commitment prosecution of noted activist Galen Baughman. Baughman, who was incarcerated for ...

    admin - 8/8/2020 4:40pm

  4. Nushawn Williams Case Background and Talking Points, CHLP (updated 2021)

    A fact sheet about the Nushawn Williams case, the first and only time in New York State that a person has been civilly confined based largely on HIV status. ...

    admin - 1/12/2021 11:56am

  5. HIV Criminalization in the United States: A Sourcebook on State and Federal HIV Criminal Law and Practice, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (updated May 2020)

    Updated May 2020! A resource for lawyers and community advocates outlining punitive laws, policies, and cases affecting PLHIV in all 50 states. It may be used as an aid for attorneys of PLHIV prosecuted for “HIV exposure” or non-disclosure of HIV status, a ...

    admin - 5/12/2020 9:30am

  6. Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Requirements, Brenda V. Smith, American University, Washington College of Law, NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (2009)

    This extremely useful publication is part of a larger scholarly project on addressing prison rape by American University-Washington College of Law Professor Brenda V. Smith; it is one in a series that aims to create a “legal toolkit” for addressing sexual ...

    admin - 12/3/2017 10:44am

  7. State v. Hammett, Crim. App. LEXIS 680 (Aug. 25, 2015)

    TENNESSEE – The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals backed up the refusal of Sevier County Circuit Judge Rex Henry Ogle to allow Allen Anthony Hammett to withdraw his “best interest” guilty plea to charges of aggravated sexual battery, and violating the se ...

    admin - 3/29/2016 11:51am

  8. Rhoades v. State of Iowa (Iowa Supreme Court June 13, 2014)

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    admin - 3/29/2016 11:55am

  9. HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health, excerpt of Chapter 2, Punishing Vulnerability: Criminalization of HIV Transmission, Exposure and Non-Disclosure, Global Commission on HIV and the Law (2012)

    Global Commission.jpg Source: UNAIDS/D. Kim/Korea This excerpt from the July 2012 report Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Rights, Risks and Health gives an overview of international trends in HIV criminalization.  It gives specific examples of laws i ...

    admin - 8/28/2019 4:42pm

  10. State of New York v. Nushawn Williams a/k/a Shyteek Johnson, DIN 98A5318 (Decision/Order issued Feb. 26, 2014)

    Under this order, Nushawn Williams, a man living with HIV, was declared a Dangerous Sex Offender requiring confinement under New York State Mental Hygiene Law § 10.03(i). At a hearing, the state’s expert witness testified that Williams was diagnosed with ...

    admin - 3/29/2016 11:53am

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