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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

Blog Posts

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

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: 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

Commentary

Priti

Zimbabwe: Addressing HIV discrimination in employment

SALC is working with the Women and Law in Southern Africa’s Zimbabwe chapter to challenge the dismissal of a nurse from her employment due to her HIV status. The applicant argues that her dismissal violates her rights to human dignity;  freedom from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; equal protection; privacy; and …» Read More

Nicole Fritz

Lawyers Targeted in Zimbabwe — Again

To be a lawyer in Zimbabwe prepared to act for those who find themselves targeted by Zimbabwean authorities, and more particularly ZANU PF authorities, must be among the most courageous and conscientious decisions any person can make. Not only, as a lawyer, must you anticipate that there is very little liklihood that …» Read More