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Customary Law and its impact in Botswana Customary Law and its impact in Botswana

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Botswana customary law2013, 8 pages

Botswana has a dual judicial system, one based on customary law and the other on a combination of English and Roman-Dutch law (‘received law’). Both legal systems are used by people in Botswana
and have courts established to adjudicate on matters between parties. This paper seeks to discuss customary law as practiced in Botswana and its impact on the equal rights of women and men, women’s rights, children and Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Intersexed (LGBTI) people.

The paper will also briefly discuss the parallel judicial systems in other Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) member states as well as the work which DITSHWANELO (www.ditshwanelo.org.bw) does in the field of customary law.

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