In January 2017, SALC supported the filing of an appeal against a High Court decision dismissing a claim for medical negligence on the grounds that too much time had elapsed between the time of the injury and when the case was filed(the claim had prescribed). The question on appeal is the appropriate interpretation of the Botswana Prescription Act relating to when a person can be said to have obtained knowledge of the facts giving rise to their claim. In this case, the Appellant,who had undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy, developed symptoms,and she was later diagnosed as having a fistula. The court held that she had knowledge of the facts giving rise to her claim when she first noticed the symptoms, as opposed to when she knew the reason for the symptoms(the proper diagnosis).
20 Sep 2018 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association, Human Rights Swaziland, Eswatini Salc : Staff Writer Read More
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Statement: Launch of research report on “The alignment of Eswatini’s domestic law with recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms”Read More
12 Sep 2018 Rule of Law, Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Eswatini, Swaziland Salc : Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Alignment of Eswatini’s Domestic Laws with Recommendations of United Nations Human Rights MechanismsRead More
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