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Towards a People's Constitution for Botswana

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

Towards a People’s Constitution for Botswana proposes a transformative constitution for Botswana; a constitution that will have in its new bill of rights not only civil and political rights but socio-economic and cultural rights too. A constitution that will enhance the independence of Parliament and the Judiciary amongst other pillars of democracy.

In this book, Judge Dingake acknowledges that although Botswana’s first constitution has served the country well, the time has now arisen for a new constitution that is consistent with the aspirations of the people to live under vibrant, participatory and accountable government of the people by the people.

The book sets out in clear terms the constitution-making process that must be followed and the principles that must be enshrined in the new constitution.

As a comparison, the book reflects on the constitution-making processes of some countries in Africa, such as South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake

Hon. Professor Justice Dingake is a judge of the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea. He is also a judge of the Residual Special Court of Sierra Leone (RSCSL) appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations in 2013.

Judge Dingake is a former judge of the High Court of Botswana. He holds an LLM Degree from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and James Cook University in Australia. He is the current President of the Africa Judges Forum on HIV/TB, Human Rights, and the Law, convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is also the Co-Chairman of the African Think Tank on HIV, Health, and Social Justice.



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