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BREAKING NEWS: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL DECRIMINALISES CONSENSUAL SEX BETWEEN SAME-SEX PARTNERS

29 November 2021, Gaborone – Today, the Botswana Court of Appeal, through Judge President Ian Kirby, issued a monumental judgment to decriminalise consensual sex between same-sex partners. In a unanimous decision, Justices Kirby, Ranowane, Lesetedi, Gaongalelwe and Garekwe, found that the Penal Code provisions violated the right to privacy (section…
Thabo Buthelezi
29 Nov 2021
Children's RightsMalawiNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

News Release: Malawi Constitutional Court to hear challenge to use of defilement offence against adolescents engaging in consensual sex

Blantyre, 29 October 2021 - The Chief Justice, Honourable Justice A.K.C. Nyirenda has certified as a constitutional matter, the case of AJ v State, in which a 15-year old boy was charged with the offence of defilement for having a consensual sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl. The…
Staff Writer
29 Oct 2021
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

News Release: Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa dismisses Kouwenhoven’s appeal in two matters

On 22 September 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down two judgments in the matter Kouwenhoven v Minister of Police and Others and Kouwenhoven v Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape and Others relating to the extradition proceedings of Augustinus Petrus Maria Kouwenhoven (Kouwenhoven). Kouwenhoven is a Dutch…
Staff Writer
22 Sep 2021