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Botswana : Featured Story

PRESS RELEASE: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL CURTAILS THE PRESIDENT’S POWER TO APPOINT HIGH COURT JUDGES

    On 16 January 2017, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard the case of Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise v President of Botswana, Judicial Service Commission and Attorney General (CACGB-031-16).  Judgment was handed down on 19 April 2017. In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana and Mr …» Read More

Blog Posts

[Research Report] Accountability and Redress for Discrimination in Healthcare in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination » Read More

Significant progress as Botswana Court of Appeal recognises the rights of LGBT persons

On 16 March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal, unanimously, delivered a landmark judgment in » Read More

Reaching for Zero Discrimination in Healthcare

          1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate » 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