An unfinished business: discrimination in law against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

In her report to the UN General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, identifies more than 100 laws that discriminate against persons affected by leprosy worldwide. She examines the roots of these laws in biomedical misconceptions about the disease and their provisions and consequences, which are reflected in the persisting dehumanization of persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

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