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COURT DIARY: ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHERS V TAPELA AND OTHERS

By: Annabel Raw On 23 July 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard oral arguments in an appeal against a High Court decision of August 2014 in which the government’s policy refusing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign prisoners was declared unlawful and unconstitutional, and the government was ordered to provide …» Read More

Blog Posts

Promoting Freedom from Fear on International Albinism Awareness Day

By Annabel Raw 13 June is International Albinism Awareness Day. It is described as a » Read More

SEX WORKERS, ARVS AND THE IRRATIONALITY OF EXCLUDING FOREIGNERS

By Anneke Meerkotter and Annabel Raw In recent weeks, the Government of Botswana has announced » Read More

Submission to the Human Rights Committee Regarding the Forced and Coerced Sterilisation of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia: Submitted in advance of the consideration of the list of Issues for Namibia’s 2nd Periodic

[Click here to read in PDF: Submission to the Human Rights Committee on NAMIBIA]   Introduction » Read More

News Stories

Civil Society Organisations Review Namibia’s Human Rights Record for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN), » Read More

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

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

Botswana: High Court challenge to refusal to register LGBT organisation

In March 2013, twenty individuals filed a case before the High Court of Botswana, asking the court to review the decision by the Director of Civil and National Registration and the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs to refuse to register the organisation, Lesbians, Gays and Bi-sexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO). The …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Former President of Botswana leads to “end the epidemic of bad laws”

The 9th of July 2012 has proved to be a momentous day for advocates for the repeal of criminal laws against sex workers and LGBT communities. This is the day on which the Global Commission on HIV and the Law launched their report entitled HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights …» Read More