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SOUTH AFRICA: LITIGATION CENTRE COMES OF AGE

Mail and Guardian 28 November to 4 December 2014 Nicole Fritz and Priti Patel’s young institution has recently scored major victories in protecting the rights of people in Southern Africa Nicole Fritz and Priti Patel, despite living on different continents, knew both privilege and alienation in their formative years. In the …» Read More

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SALC’s Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women Regarding the Government of Namibia

Introduction In advance of the consideration of Namibia’s fourth and fifth periodic report to the » Read More

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

News Stories

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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Priti

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

Priti

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.