05 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR AGREES TO CHANGE GENDER MARKER FROM FEMALE TO M...

On 4 December 2017, the Registrar of National Registration of Botswana in the case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and others agreed to issue the applicant with a new identity document that reflects his male gender identity on…

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21 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP (COALITION FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL) MOURNS...

About the SADC Tribunal - Civil society slam states for suspending the Tribunal On what what was supposed to be the 12th Anniversary of the SAC Tribunal, SALC and civil society partners, members of SADC Tribunal Coalition, express serious concern about the suspension of the Tribunal.…

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21 Nov 2017 Tashwill Esterhuizen
SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF G...

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection…

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16 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRA...

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in…

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01 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT SETS HEARING DATE ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF OFFE...

On 1 November 2017, Judge Leburu of the High Court of Botswana, ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code be heard on 22 March 2018. He also ordered that the…

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18 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POLICING OF PETTY OFFENCES...

The Nation Victor Mhango and Anneke Meerkotter In January 2017, the Malawi High Court, in the case of Mayeso Gwanda, made a finding that would have reverberations throughout Africa. It ruled that section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code is unconstitutional.…

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09 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Botswana High Court to Hear Case on Publication of Information R...

Gaborone, Botswana – On Tuesday, the Lobatse High Court will hear a case where the Attorney General seeks to interdict the Sunday Standard from publishing information relating to investigations by the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crimes. The case concerns…

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29 Sep 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT RULES IN LANDMARK GENDER IDENTITY CASE...

29 September 2017, Gaborone, Botswana On Friday 29 September 2017, the Lobatse High Court, per Justice Nthomiwa handed down judgment in a case which challenged the refusal of the Registrar of National Registration to change the gender marker on the…

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24 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Policy brief: Access to justice for healthcare violations...

In 2016 SALC launched a research report on the extent to which key populations are subjected to discrimination in the healthcare system and their ability to access redress from complaints mechanisms. The research focused on Botswana, Malawi and Zambia. Subsequently,…

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19 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
SALC CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DO MORE TO PROTEC...

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African…

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28 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
Botswana: Appointment of High Court judges and procedures of the Judicial Servic...

In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana brought an application in the Gaborone High Court challenging the process of appointment of judges to the High Court in Botswana. The case focused on the interpretation of section 96(2) of the Constitution…

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20 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
News release: Botswana Court of Appeal curtails the president’s power to appoi...

On 16 January 2017, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard the case of Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise v President of Botswana, Judicial Service Commission and Attorney General (CACGB-031-16).  Judgment was handed down on 19 April 2017. In…

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