Reflections of my life journey, constitutional review in Botswana and African leadership challenges Pt 2

Sharing insights: Dingake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Sharing insights: Dingake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Why Constitutions? Firstly, Constitutions provide the foundation for almost every nation’s legal system. A Constitution is a statement of values and embodies a contract between the government and the people of any nation.

Secondly, in many legal systems, Constitutions are superior to all other laws, making them critical tools for overturning discriminatory legislation.

For instance, in India, in 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the traditional practice of “instant divorce” in Islamic marriages, which allowed men to legally divorce their wives by saying the Arabic word for divorce three times, violated the Constitution’s protection for gender equality.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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