The LSB case position paper

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The relevance of judicial independence to the rule of law, democracy and the protection and promotion of human rights is undisputed.

The independence of the judiciary necessitates that there should be freedom from influence or control from the executive and legislative branches of the government. Judges, under our dispensation, have the power of life and death over individuals through the imposition of the death penalty. They have the power to restrict the enjoyment of the freedoms and privileges enshrined in the Constitution. They interpret the law and the Constitution. Judges have the power to overturn or affirm legislation passed by the Legislature. They have the power to restrain or endorse the powers of the Executive. They wield the power to affect the daily lives of all the people in this country and beyond.


Editor's Comment
A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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