21 November 2006: South African Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs to address legal fraternity seminar

GABORONE—Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will give the keynote speech on emerging legal issues related to HIV and AIDS at a seminar for judges, magistrates and legal practitioners in Botswana.

The half-day event, which is being hosted the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), will begin on Saturday, 25 November 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Gaborone Sun Conference Centre.

Representatives of Botswana’s justice system are also scheduled to provide insight into the legal cases, precedents and challenges of HIV-related issues to the law. Justice Key Dingake of the Lobatse High Court will address the Botswana context. Mrs. Ludo Mosojane, President of the Tatitown Customary Court, will provide a perspective regarding customary law. Mr. Mboki Chilisa, an attorney representing an applicant in one of the first cases of HIV-discrimination in the workplace, will comment on challenges regarding pro bono legal representatives for HIV/AIDS cases.

“Issues related to HIV/AIDS are increasingly becoming a challenge for the justice and legal system in Botswana,” said BONELA Director Christine Stegling. “This seminar is designed to provide a forum for judges, magistrates, lawyers and other concerned individuals to explore the emerging trends and realities.”

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