TITLE

Criminal Justice and the Problems of a Dual Legal System in Botswana

AUTHOR(S)
Otlhogile, Bojosi
PUB. DATE
September 1993
SOURCE
Criminal Law Forum;1993, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p521
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the problems of the Botswana dual legal system in the aspect of criminal justice. It offers a history of the law in Botswana from the introduction of the Roman-Dutch law in 1891 and the customary and general court laws and examines the connection between the two legal systems in connection with criminal justice. It relates the lack of legal representation in customary courts and argues that kgotla proceedings are in violation of fundamental right of the accused to legal representation as provided for in the Constitution.
ACCESSION #
58642373

 

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