Togo : Jurists mobilized against HIV/Aids6 August 2009
Adidogomé: Thirty Judges and Lawyers recently attended a workshop on ‘Togo Jurisdictional institutions face to HIV/Aids in the labor environment’ in Adidogomé, a suburb in the north-west of Lomé. Organized by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security in collaboration with the International Labor Office, the objective of the three-day session was to discuss about the management of conflicts between HIV infected employees and their employers. It was also opportunity to remind the participants their responsibilities in the effective application of the texts taken to protect these people who are still victims of stigma and discrimination in spite of the 2005 law for PLWHAs’ protection. At the end of the seminar, the jurists commit themselves to see to the effective application of the law and to punish any physical or moral person found guilty of discrimination against PLWHAs. According to Mrs. Justine Ahadji-Azanledji, trainer and Chief of the Anti-Aids focal structure at the Ministry of Justice, “the law has been better explained; the Judges are better strengthened to decide in case of discrimination in labor environment”.