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NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT SETS HEARING DATE ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF OFFENCES WHICH CRIMINALISE CONSENSUAL SAME-SEX SEXUAL ACTIVITIES

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 organisation Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) be admitted…
Staff Writer
Nov 1, 2017
Disability RightsHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsTrainingZambia

Workshop Report: Using complaints to address healthcare violations in Zambia

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Zambia on 15 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental…
Staff Writer
Apr 4, 2017
BotswanaCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsHuman RightsLesothoMalawiNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaZambia

SALC calls for #equalhealthforall

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
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Mar 2, 2017
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The LEGABIBO case: A victory for the right to freedom of association

In March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ruled that the government's refusal to register an LGBT organisation unconstitutional. This ground-breaking case created important precedent on the right to freedom of association, and the right of LGBT persons to advocate for law reform. The court confirmed that human rights are…
Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2016
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSOGIE RightsUncategorized

News Release: Groundbreaking judgment by Botswana Court of Appeal on Freedom of Association and LGBTI Rights

On 16 March 2016, a full bench of the Court of Appeal of Botswana delivered a significant judgment in the case of Attorney General v Thuto Rammoge and 19 Others upholding the decision of the High Court and ordering the Botswana government to register the organisation Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals…
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Mar 16, 2016