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Unlawful Deportations in Botswana: A catalogue of affronts to the rule of law

by Simon Crowther In what can only be described as a catalogue of affronts to the rule of law, Botswana has shamefully deported two Ugandan refugees – in flagrant breach of a court order after repeatedly denying them access to their legal representatives. Musa Isabirye and Timothy Yamin are now …» Read More

Blog Posts

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

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

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: VICTORY FOR HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN PRISONERS IN BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL

Gaborone–On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a » 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: Challenging 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