November 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Botswana High Court on Friday ruled that members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights group could formally register their organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced. The ruling was made in response to a petition filed by Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana ( ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Drew F. Cohen, a clerk for the Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses the consequences of the Southern African Development Community endorsing Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's re-election...Despite requests from Botswana to open an investigation into voter fraud, ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The High Court of Botswana on Friday struck down longstanding local customary laws that prevented women from inheriting their family home. Judge Key Dingake ruled that such laws are not in line with the Botswana constitution, which guarantees gender equality. According to the legal rights group ...[read more]
January 27, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Botswana Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the indigenous Bushmen, or San, can drill wells in their village in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), reversing a lower court ruling. The court found that the Bushmen have the right to use a previous borehole, that the government must pay t... ...[read more]
September 30, 2010
by Joseph Schaeffer
Joe Gonzales, University College London M.A. Human Rights '10, is a current intern with Survival International. He writes on the Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve's struggle to secure water rights from the Botswanan government... On July 21 the High Court of Botswana (the High Court) ...[read more]
July 22, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Botswana High Court ruled Wednesday that the indigenous Bushmen, or San, people will not be able to reopen a water well or dig new wells in their village in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Bushmen applied for permission to use a borehole, originally dug by diamond company De Beers in t... ...[read more]
January 20, 2010
by David Manes
Spokesperson for the First People of Kalahari (FPK) Roy Sesana announced Tuesday that his organization plans to take its land dispute case against the Botswana government to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The FPK is an advocacy group representing San, or Bushmen people who were ...[read more]
November 16, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The UN General Assembly's Third Committee on Thursday voted 99-52 to place a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. Thirty-three countries abstained from the vote. Opponents of the resolution, including Singapore, Egypt, and Botswana, argued before the committee Wednesday that it would ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Nations that support the use of the death penalty Wednesday criticized a UN draft resolution to impose a world-wide moratorium on the capital punishment. The UN Human Rights Committee is scheduled to vote on the resolution Thursday; if it passes, it will go to the full General Assembly later this ...[read more]
December 13, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
The High Court of Botswana has ruled that the government's eviction of Bushmen inhabiting the Kalahari desert is unlawful and unconstitutional. The suit was brought by 239 members of the San tribe with the aid of the First People of the Kalahari and Survival International. The so-c... ...[read more]

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