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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 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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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

ZAMBIA HIGH COURT HEARS CASE ON RIGHTS OF HIV-POSITIVE PRISONERS: UPDATE FROM THE COURTROOM

On Wednesday, 11 September the Zambia High Court continued to hear arguments in Mwanza and Another » 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: MAJOR BOOST FOR FREE SPEECH IN ZAMBIA AS COURT ACQUITS HIV ACTIVIST

Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and » Read More

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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 prisoners have filed a case in the High Court seeking an order mandating the government to provide non-citizen prisoners with life-saving HIV treatment. Currently, Botswana provides HIV treatment to prisoners who happen to be Botswana …» 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