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    Lesotho: Court Rules Mandatory Death Sentence for HIV-Infected Sex Offenders Unconstitutional On October 25, 2022, the Constitutional Division of the High Court of Lesotho found a law that imposes the death penalty on HIV-infected persons who commit sexual offenses despite knowing about their condition is unconstitutional. The court determined that section 32(a)(vii) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 29 of 2003 is unconstitutional because it infringes upon … Continue reading “Lesotho: Court Rules Mandatory Death...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2023-03-29
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    Lesotho: High Court Nullifies Declaration of State of Emergency and Legislation Issued During the Emergency Period On November 12, 2022, the Lesotho Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the High Court (sitting as the Constitutional Court) issued on September 12, 2022, that found the state of emergency declared by the government in August 2022 unconstitutional. The government had declared the state of emergency in order to reconvene the 10th Parliament, … Continue reading “Lesotho: High Court Nullifies Declaration of...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2022-12-27
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    Lesotho: Constitutional Court Denies Women the Right to Inherit Customary Titles (May 20, 2013) On May 16, 2013, Lesotho’s High Court (Constitutional Division) upheld a provision in the Chieftainship Act giving the exclusive right to inherit the customary title of Chief to the firstborn male offspring, denying female children the same rights on the basis of gender. (Press Release, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Lesotho Court Fails […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2013-05-20