Water Justice News: Kalahari

 

June 11, 2014 – 10:09am The Sunday Standard reports, “Botswana has drawn the attention of international human rights organizations and the United Nations, after it was recently classified, together with other war torn states in Africa and the Middle Ea…

 

Blue Planet Project Founder Maude Barlow; Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly; and Focus on the Global South Executive Director, Pablo Solón Romero, have sent a letter to Botswanan President Ian Khama to express their solidarity with the Kalahari Bushmen whose rights continue to be violated by the Botswana […]

Jan 272011
 

In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the?Kalahari Bushmen?access to water on their ancestral lands. With support from Survival, the Bushmen appealed a 2010 High Court judgment that prevented them from accessing a well which they rely on for water. The panel of five Appeal Court judges has […]

 

Survival International reports this morning that, “In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands. …Celebrating after the decision, a Bushman spokesman said, ‘We are very happy that our rights have finally been recognized. Like any human beings, we need […]

 

On January 17th, Botswana’s Court of Appeal will begin a hearing to decide whether Kalahari Bushmen living on their ancestral lands have the right to water. The Bushmen, who returned to their lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve after a previous court victory, are appealing against a 2010 High Court ruling that denied their […]

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