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Tashwill Esterhuizen

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Botswana: Challenging Criminalisation of Same-Sex Sexual Relationships

In September 2016, a gay man, filed an application challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 165 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons. The man seeks an order that the continued criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual relationships violates his constitutional rights,…
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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 which it dismissed the government of Botswana’s appeal against a Gaborone High Court decision which allowed for the registration of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals Organisation of Botswana (LEGABIBO). This case is a victory for the advancement…