BOTSWANA: BOTSWANA ORDERED TO PROVIDE ARV’S TO FOREIGN INMATES

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29 August, 2014

Nicole Fritz The Mail and Guardian President Jacob Zuma is party to a regional pact that makes the application of law discriminatory. In the pomp and ceremony surrounding the 34th Southern African Development Community summit of heads of state and government – the annual gathering of the region’s big (and …» Read More

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Botswana: Securing access to HIV treatment for prisoners

6 February, 2014

SALC is working with the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and AIDS (BONELA) to challenge the Botswana government’s policy of refusing HIV treatment to non-citizen prisoners. Currently, citizen prisoners are entitled to free HIV treatment. In addition, the government provides non-citizen prisoners with treatment for opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis. …» Read More

1 September, 2014

On 22 August 2014, Judge Sechele of the Botswana High Court delivered a landmark judgment affirming the right of foreign prisoners to access HIV treatment at state expense. Summary The case was brought by two foreign, HIV-positive prisoners and the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA). They challenged …» Read More

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  • SALC has prepared a briefing paper on the infringements of freedom of expression in Swaziland. To read it, click here ,
  • See also SALC's blog on how the Swazi government is silencing debate on the withdrawal of AGOA financial assistance ,
  • Today in the Mondli Makhanya talks about SA's deafening silence in the face of Swazi human rights abuses ,
  • Read SALC's latest blog on the latest infringement of freedom of expression in Swaziland and its relationship to AGOA ,

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