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SALC IN THE NEWS: CIVIL SOCIETY PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PROMOTING HEALTH RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Annabel Raw The Thought Leader The Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s health rights programme was established in 2007 to advance human rights and the rule of law in southern Africa in relation to the HIV pandemic. Our work under this programme demonstrates the importance of human rights and the rule of …» Read More

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ZAMBIA’S PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT

The Zambian Prison Service has recently concluded a multilateral agreement with a number of Southern » 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: 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

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