ACHPR Comm 97/93_14AR : John K. Modise / Botswana

Published: 6/Nov/2000
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Summary of Facts

1. The Complainant claims citizenship of Botswana under the following circumstances: His father was a citizen of Botswana who went to work in South Africa. While in South Africa, he married and the Complainant was an issue of that marriage. The Complainant’s mother died shortly after his birth and the Complainant was sent to Botswana, where he grew up. The Complainant therefore claims Botswana nationality by descent.

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Themes: African standards, Deportations, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Pan Africa, Botswana
Year: 2000