Table of discriminatory laws

ILEP has initiated a research project to establish the baseline data relating to the strategy target “zero countries with legislation allowing discrimination on basis of leprosy by 2020.”


The research results show 157 laws in place that discriminate against people affected by leprosy in 29 countries.

Active laws or unknown status: 153

Laws under review: 4

Repealed or amended laws: 22

The full table can be viewed and downloaded here

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