Botswana: Dow v. Attorney-General (High Court)

Published: 11/Jun/1991
Source: Botwana High Court

1991 BLR 233 (HC)

“I do not think that I would be losing sight of my functions or exceeding them sitting as a judge in the High Court, if I say that the time that women were treated as chattels or were there to obey the whims and wishes of males is long past and it would be offensive to modern thinking and the spirit of the Constitution to find that the Constitution was framed deliberately to permit discrimination on the grounds of sex.”

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Discrimination, Gender, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Botswana
Year: 1991