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.”