Sandra Ka Hon Chu is a human rights lawyer and the Director of Research and Advocacy at the HIV Legal Network in Toronto, Canada, where she works to promote the human rights of people living with and affected by HIV. She has authored numerous publication on HIV, human rights and the law in Canada and internationally, and co-edited The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence (Douglas & McIntyre, 2009) and And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2019). She has also led the HIV Legal Network’s involvement in lawsuits challenging the Canadian government’s failure to adopt prison-based needle and syringe programs and criminal laws governing sex work.
Sandra worked in The Hague for the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, an international women’s human rights organisation advocating for gender-inclusive justice before the International Criminal Court.
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: The Good, The Bad, and the Ineffective, HIV Legal Network, 2020 (co-authors J. Butler-McPhee and E. van der Meulen)
Gendering the Scene: Women, Gender-Diverse People, and Harm Reduction In Canada, HIV Legal Network, 2020 (co-author C. Kazatchkine)
And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2019 (co-editors A. de Brouwer et al.)
“Building Dialogue on Prison Health: Improving Access to Harm Reduction in Federal Prisons,” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018 (co-authors E. van der Meulen and R. Reece)
“Human rights in patient care: drug treatment and punishment in Russia,” Public Health Reviews, 2018 (co-author M. Golichenko)
“A Legacy of Harm: Punitive Drug Policies and Women’s Carceral Experiences in Canada,” Women & Criminal Justice, 2017 (co-authors E. van der Meulen and A. De Shalit)