Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Law Society calls for direct election of the president

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) has called for the abolition of death penalty and direct election of the President.

The Society made this calls almost a year after the presidential commission of inquiry into the review of the constitution report was released.

In a position paper on the presidential commission of inquiry into the review of the constitution, the Society indicated that the rights set out in the bill of rights are subject to many derogations, some of which are not always consistent with international obligations that the country has signed up to.

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