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Magistrates' Bench Book of Botswana

Author Name: Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This bench book is intended as a quick reference book for Magistrates in Botswana. It discusses general principles of law relevant to the work of Magistrates in Botswana. It covers wide ranging topics relevant to the work of Magistrates such as: judicial independence, impartiality, jurisdiction,  judicial case management,  the legal system, conduct of court matters, key concepts of the law of evidence, fact finding and court hearings.The book is rich with critical advice to Magistrates. In particular it emphasizes that a Magistrate shall uphold the integrity and independence of the Judiciary, avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the activities of the Magistrate's activities. Although the book is primarily intended as a critical resource for Magistrates in Botswana, all judicial officers and lawyers in Botswana  and other Commonwealth countries may find it useful. The book is set to have a profound impact on  how Magistrates apply their judicial skills in the resolution of disputes. In addition to the above, it will be indispensable for training purposes.

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Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake

Hon Professor Justice Dingake holds a PhD in Law from the renown University of Cape Town. He is a sitting judge of the national and supreme courts of Papua New Guinea. He is a former judge of the Court of Appeal of Seychelles and the industrial and high court of Botswana. He is also a judge of the Residual Special Court of Sierra Leone. He is a distinguished and decorated scholar. He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, and an adjunct Professor of Law at James Cook University (JCU) in Australia. He is also a Member of the Institute of Small and Micro States, New Zealand.



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