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10 judgments found.


Attorney General, et al. v. Dickson Tapela, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana at Gaborone
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Case 1: Tapela and Piye, two Zimbabwean nationals imprisoned in Botswana, both contracted HIV in prison. They were refused antiretroviral treatment for their condition based on a internal directive issued by the national government to all public medical institutions and personnel on March 26, 2004, indicating that testing, assessment, and treatment with antiretroviral and highly active …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, People living with HIV/AIDS, Testing
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Tapela, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2014
Court: High Court
Citation: (MAHGB-000057-14), BWHC 1 (2014)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants, two prisoners with HIV and an interested non-governmental organization, complain that the policy of denying Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (“HAART”) to non-citizen inmates is a violation of the rights of such non-citizen prisoners under the Constitution of Botswana. HAART is a drug treatment that helps control HIV mutation and reduces the likelihood of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, ARVs, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health expenditures, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, TB, Transmission, Tuberculosis
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Matsipane Mosetlhanyane, et al. v. Attorney General

Country: Botswana
Year: 2011
Court: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Botswana at Lobatse
Citation: Matsipane Mosetlhanyane & Ors v. The Attorney General [2011] CivilAppeal No. CACLB-074-10 (Bots.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Appellants, a married couple who are members of an indigenous community known as the “Basarwa,” sought reversal of a High Court decision that had denied members of the Basarwa communities a constitutional right to utilize at their own expense a borehole located within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) for purposes of extracting and using …Read more

Tags: Children, Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Drinking water, Humiliating treatment, Indigenous groups, Inhuman treatment, Minor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Torture, Water pollution
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Sesana v. Attorney General

Country: Botswana
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Lobatse
Citation: Misca. No. 52 of 2002
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to participation, Right to property
Facts:

In March 2002, the Botswana Government terminated certain basic services to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), including access to: Drinking water; Maintenance of borehole water; Rations to registered destitute; Rations to registered orphans; Transport for the applicants’ children to and from school; and Healthcare to the applicants through mobile clinics and ambulance services. The …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Drinking water, Food, Forced displacement, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Informed choice, Low income, Minor, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Refugees, Starvation, Underprivileged
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Lemo v. Northern Air Maintenance (Pty) Ltd.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2004
Court: Industrial Court
Citation: 2004 (2) BLR 317 (IC)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to work
Facts:

The Applicant, Lemo, was employed by the Respondent, Northern Air Maintenance, as a trainee aircraft engineer. During a period of four years, the Applicant’s health deteriorated considerably. He consistently exhausted his annual and sick leave days and took unpaid leave, often for months at a time, in order to obtain medical assistance. Due to his …Read more

Tags: Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Confidentiality, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, Inhuman treatment, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals
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Diau v. Botswana Building Society

Country: Botswana
Year: 2003
Court: Industrial Court
Citation: Case No. IC 50/2003
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to work
Facts:

D was offered employment by B, a building society, as a security officer, subjecting her to undergoing and passing a full medical examination, including submission of certified documentation as to her HIV status. D began a six month probationary period which finished on 27 August 2002. After some reflection D informed B on 7 October …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Employment, Forced examination, HIV, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Informed choice, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment
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State v. Marapo

Country: Botswana
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: AHRLR 58 (BwCA 2002); Criminal Appeal No. 15/2002
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The case discusses the constitutionality of a statute that denied bail to people accused of rape. Marapo was arrested and charged with rape. Under Section 142(1)(i) of the Botswana Penal Code, he was not entitled to bail before trial. Marapo brought his case to the High Court, arguing that section 142(1)(i) of the Penal Code …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Custody, Detainee, Detention, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Rape, Safety regulation, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission, Violence against women
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Makuto v. State

Country: Botswana
Year: 2000
Court: Court of Appeals
Citation: [2000] 5 LRC 183; (2000) 3 CHRLD 151
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

M was convicted of rape. Under s 142(2) of the Penal Code (as amended by the Penal Code (Amendment) Act 1998 (No 5 of 1998)) he was required to undergo an HIV test before being sentenced. M tested positive. Under s 142(4)(a) a person convicted of rape who proves to have HIV is subject to …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Criminalization, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Transmission
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Student Representative Council (of Molepolole College of Education) v. Attorney General of Botswana

Country: Botswana
Year: 1995
Court: Court of Appeal of Botswana at Lobatse
Citation: Student Representative Council (of Molepolole College of Education v. Attorney General of Botswana), [1995] BWCA 17 (Bots.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Student Representative Council of the Molepolole College of Education brought legal action against the Attorney General as representative of the Principal of the Molepolole College of Education and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education (respondents) on behalf of students affected by regulations of the Teacher’s Training College. Specifically, the Council challenged the Regulation 6 of the …Read more

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Motiki v. The State

Country: Botswana
Year: 1986
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: Criminal Appeal 51 of 1986; [1986] BWCA 22
Health Topics: Medical malpractice
Facts:

The Appellant provided a woman with traditional medical treatment. This treatment involved the Appellant placing his hands on the woman’s abdomen and applying pressure. The Appellant applied enough pressure during the treatment to rupture the woman’s spleen, causing a hemorrhage that resulted in her death. The Appellant, who had practiced traditional medicine for 15 years …Read more

Tags: Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Traditional medicine
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