Cécile Kazatchkine

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Steering Committee

Cécile Kazatchkine is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, where she works on drug policy and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, both domestically and internationally, as well as other issues at the intersection of human rights and HIV. Called to the Paris Bar, Cécile worked as counsel and a litigator before she joined the Legal Network in 2009. She previously interned with the Harm Reduction Program of the Open Society Institute in Budapest. Cécile studied law at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, Oxford University and the Sorbonne. She holds a degree in private law, a master’s degree in law (English and international), and a post-graduate diploma in public international law and international organizations.

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insite vigil poem by the late Bud Osborn March 1, 2017

Last week, for the National Day of Action for the Overdose Crisis, we marched with 922 feathers, one for every life lost in BC in 2016. Our Executive Director, Donald MacPherson,…

In Memory of Raffi Balian February 22, 2017

Raffi Balian passed away on February 16, 2017 Raffi was one of the founding members of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC). He was very excited that the founding group…

How to Help the Overdose Crisis December 21, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on the tragedy that continues to unfold in Canada; the unprecedented numbers of deaths from drug overdoses this year. At CDPC, we…