Botswana’s High Court Decriminalises Homosexuality

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In a broad and forward-thinking reading of the Botswana Constitution, the three-judge High Court bench unanimously ruled that the criminalising laws were discriminatory against LGBT people and breached their rights to privacy, dignity and liberty. Sections 164, 165 and 167 of Botswana’s British colonial-era Penal Code outlawed ‘carnal knowledge of any person against the order … Continue reading Botswana’s High Court Decriminalises Homosexuality