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SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA IN LEGAL BATTLE WITH FOREIGN INMATES

Al Jazeera 10 August 2014 Southern African nation dragged to court by foreign prisoners who say they have been deliberately denied AIDS treatment. Gaborone, Botswana - Dickson Tapela and Mbuso Piye are two of nearly 1,000 foreign prisoners languishing in Botswana’s 23 state prisons. The pair, from Zimbabwe, are both serving 10-year …» Read More

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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

JUDGMENT IN MAPINGURE V THE STATE: A STEP FORWARD FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS OR A TOKEN GESTURE

On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to compensate » Read More

Summary of Landmark Women’s Rights Judgment

Check out our summary of the Botswana Court of Appeal’s judgment in Ramantele v Mmusi and » Read More

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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

News Release: VICTORY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS AS BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL FINDS WOMEN CAN INHERIT FAMILY HOME UNDER CUSTOMARY LAW

Gaborone – The fight for women’s rights in Botswana took a major step forward today when » 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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Media Advisory: Botswana Court of Appeal to Issue Landmark Judgment in Women’s Rights Case

Johannesburg – On Tuesday 3 September, the Botswana Court of Appeal will issue its judgment in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others, a case challenging a customary law that only allows for men to inherit the family home. This case is an appeal against an October 2012 High Court decision, which …» Read More