Botswana to hang genocide offenders

President Ian Khama's led government has prescribed the death penalty for genocide convicts
President Ian Khama's led government has prescribed the death penalty for genocide convicts

On its path to domesticate the Roman Statute that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Botswana government has gone a step ahead and prescribed the death penalty for convicts.

The ICC tries suspects of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Part II of a Bill to be presented before Parliament during the first meeting of the second session of the 11th Parliament, states that, “A person who, in Botswana or elsewhere commits genocide, or conspires or agrees with another person to commit genocide is liable to the penalty of having committed that crime.”

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