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Region and country Archives: Botswana

Report of the Special Rapporteur on rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/26/29/Add.1, 10 June 2014: Botswana

77. JAL 08/07/2013. Case no. BWA 2/2013. State reply: 10/07/2013. Alleged arbitrary denial to register a human rights association working against discrimination and for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Observations 79. The Special Rapporteur remains concern that the denial to register LEGABIBO may lack adequate legal basis and could […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.3, 28 February 2014: Botswana

67. JAL 08/07/2013 Case no: BWA 2/2013 State reply: 10/07/2013 Alleged arbitrary denial to register a human rights association. Observations 68. The Special Rapporteur thanks the Government for acknowledging receipt of the communication sent during the reporting period. She trusts that she will receive a substantive reply to the allegations presented regarding the arbitrary denial […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/BWA/CO/1, 24 April 2008: Botswana

22. The Committee notes with concern that the State party criminalizes same-sex sexual activities between consenting adults (arts 17 and 26). The State party should repeal these provisions of its criminal law. Link to full text of the report: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,CONCOBSERVATIONS,BWA,,48c4f4b32,0.html  

Kanane v. State, Court of Appeal, Botswana (30 July 2003)

Procedural Posture Utjiwa Kanane was charged with committing an unnatural offence, contrary to section 164(c) of the Penal Code, and committing indecent practices between males, contrary to section 167. The conduct at issue involved Graham Norrie, a British tourist, and occurred in December 1994. (Norrie pleaded guilty, paid a fine, and left the country.) Kanane […]