Botswana’s High Court decision to decriminalise same-sex relations amongst consenting adults is a very important step forward for equality, says a UN human rights expert.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warmly welcomed the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults by striking down relevant provisions of the country’s Penal Code.
UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code.
A high court in Botswana struck down two colonial-era laws Tuesday morning, effectively legalizing homosexual conduct and making this southern African country the first on the continent to do so through its courts.
A 21 year old student at the University of Botswana (UB) reading English and African Languages and Literature who dreams of one day being a teacher is taking the Botswana Government to court to challenge the constitutionality of legal provisions stigmatizing same sex relationships.
A ruling by Botswana's High Court could see the country become the latest African nation to legalise gay sex
“Botswana is a diverse society and the Constitution protects the freedoms and dignity of all persons in Botswana, regardless of whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender or intersex”, says Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, LEGABIBO’s CEO.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The recently appointed President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has been applauded for publicly speaking out in support of LGBTI people.
After a long delay, the Botswana High Court has announced that it will finally hear a case on the decriminalisation of homosexuality next year.
For sex workers who are LGBT, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity adds to and intensifies the discrimination they experience as sex workers, who are subjected to a distinct set of violations.
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