19 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CASES MUST BE FUNDED’...

Motswaledi’s legal bill opens debate on funding of Constitutional cases Gomolemo Motswaledi’s legal bill has opened a debate on the need for constitunal cases to be funded. The interim leader of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) finally paid his…

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19 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: MOGAE URGES GOVT NOT TO CRIMINALISE HOMOSEXUALITY...

FORMER president of Botswana Festus Mogae has urged President Rupiah Banda’s government not to criminalise homosexuality and sex work because that would make the fight against HIV/AIDS difficult. And President Rupiah Banda said he understood the need not to criminalise…

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05 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: CONDOMS IN PRISON DEBATE RAGES...

The issue of whether to distribute condoms in prisons is a hot potato that has pitted the government against AIDS organisations. It has pitted Vice-President Mompati Merafhe, against the executive director of the Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV…

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17 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA’S POSITION IS DISAPPOINTING...

Outside the international lawyer’s world, the European Court on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms generates little scintillating debate. And yet it is an institution deserving considerable interest: not only the most effective system of human rights protection throughout the world,…

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16 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: BOTSWANA DEFIES AFRICAN COMMISSION RULING...

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE 16 August 2010 Botswana Defies African Commission Ruling Statements by Botswana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs indicating that Botswana will not comply with a recent ruling by the African Commission on Human and…

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14 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA TAKE GOVERNMENT TO COURT...

The media fraternity has roped in other civil society organisations in their looming court case to overturn the Media Practitioners Act. Represented by attorney Dick Bayford and advocate Steven Budlender from South Africa, the 32 applicants that include churches, trade…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
BOSTWANA: BONELA TO FIGHT GOV’T OVER ‘GAY’ RIGHTS...

The newly appointed Director at Botswana Network Of Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), Uyapo Ndadi is set to fight it out with government in court over section 164 of the Penal Code, which criminalises same sex relationships. Section 164 of…

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