Botswana

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Overview

State of emergency legislation introduced in response to Covid-19 was extended twice, restricting the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Women and girls suffered increasing rates of gender-based violence. Asylum rights were restricted. Licences for oil exploration threatened the environment and livelihoods of Indigenous peoples. Death by hanging was maintained for crimes including murder.

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Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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