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COURT DIARY: KHWARAE – DISCRIMINATION IN ADOPTION

15 SEPTEMBER 2014 GABORONE, BOTSWANA On Monday 15 September 2014, the Gaborone High Court, Dingake J presiding, heard a constitutional challenge to Botswana’s Adoption Act. The applicant is a father who seeks to prevent his minor child from being adopted against his wishes. The applicant challenged the constitutionality of section 4(2)(d)(i) …» Read More

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COURT DIARY: KHWARAE – DISCRIMINATION IN ADOPTION

15 SEPTEMBER 2014 GABORONE, BOTSWANA On Monday 15 September 2014, the Gaborone High Court, Dingake » Read More

JUDGMENT IN TAPELA AND OTHERS V ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHERS: HIGH COURT UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF FOREIGN PRISONERS

On 22 August 2014, Judge Sechele of the Botswana High Court delivered a landmark judgment » Read More

COURT DIARY: BONELA – HIV TREATMENT FOR FOREIGN PRISONERS

10 JUNE 2014 GABORONE, BOTSWANA On 10 June 2014, Judge Bengbame Sechele of the High Court » Read More

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NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO FOREIGN PRISONERS, SAYS HIGH COURT

Gaborone–Today, the Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, » Read More

NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO NON-CITIZEN PRISONERS

Gaborone, 18 March – In another important legal victory for human rights in Botswana, the » Read More

NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT SHOULD ORDER GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO NON-CITIZEN PRISONERS, SAYS BONELA

Gaborone, February 7 – The Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV (BONELA) and two » Read More

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Botswana: Securing access to HIV treatment for prisoners

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

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Summary of Landmark Women’s Rights Judgment

Check out our summary of the Botswana Court of Appeal’s judgment in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others–Botswana’s landmark ruling on women’s rights and customary law.