University of Botswana Law Review Volume 12, June 2011
ISSN: 1817-2733
Pages: 186
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

The University of Botswana Law Journal is a peer refereed journal published twice a year. It provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to reflect on diverse legal issues of national, regional and international significance and of local and regional relevance.


  • The Hon. Justice Nganunu, Chief Justice of Botswana

International Editorial Advisory Board

  • Prof. D. D. N. Nsereko, 
    Judge, International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Prof. W. Du Plessis
    Faculty of Law, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
  • Prof. T. Maluwa
    H. Laddie and Linda P. Montague Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Penn. State University, USA
  • Prof. M. Reisman
    Myres McDougal Professor of Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, USA
  • Prof. K. Frimpong
    Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana
  • Prof. S. Roberts
    Department of Law, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
  • Prof. A. McCall Smith
    Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Prof. C. Forsyth
    Faculty of Law, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Prof. B. Othlogile
    Vice Chancellor, University of Botswana
  • Dr. A. Molokomme
    Attorney-General, Botswana

Editorial Board

  • Prof. Peter Takirambudde
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Botswana
  • Mrs. E. Macharia-Mokobi
    Secretary, University of Botswana
  • Dr. K. Solo
    University of Botswana
  • Prof. C. Ngongola
    University of Botswana
  • Prof. J. Kiggundu
    University of Botswana
  • Prof. E. K. Quansah
    University of Botswana
  • Dr. O. B. Tshosa
    University of Botswana
  • Mr. T. Sebego
    Vice chairman, Law Society of Botswana

Table of Contents


  • The Botswana Media Practitioners Act, 2008: Does it Preserve Media Freedom or is it a Case of Taming the Beast?
    B.T. Balule
  • Food-aid and Human Rights: A Development-Centered Approach
    E. Droll
  • Progressive Realization of the Right to Safe Water and Adequate Sanitation
    O. Gbadamosi
  • Operationalizing the Rio Principles: Using the Success of the Extractive Transparency Initiative to Create a Frame Work for Rio Implementation
    A. Friedman
  • Elected Citizenship as a Resolution to Contested States: Applying the Northern Ireland Model to a Two State Solution in the Israeli-palestinian Conflict
    J.U. Ginsburg
  • The Independence of Auditors in Public Listed Companies under Indian Law in Comparative Perspective
    S.V. Adithya Vidyasagar
  • Upgrading Nigerian Law to Effectively Combat Cybercrime: The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime in Perspective
    O.E. Kolawole


  • The New European Union-africa Trade Regime: Are Good Intentions Sufficient?
    B.D.D.M Radipati
  • On Sino-Africa Relationship and Legal Cooperation
    Xia Xinhua and Xiao Haiying

  • The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains
    N. Goltz

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