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Botswana: Positive reputation belies hidden violations: Amnesty International: Submission to the 43rd session of the UPR Working Group, 3 May 2023

Index Number: AFR 15/6088/2022

Despite its relatively good reputation with respect to its respect for and promotion of human rights, on closer observation, Botswana has various grave human rights challenges. In this vein this submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Botswana in May 2023. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Botswana in its previous UPR, including in relation to corporal punishment, gender-based violence, unlawful use of the death penalty and refugee and migrants’ rights.

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