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Vaccine Mandates

Are vaccine mandates constitutional? “The right to choose what can and cannot be done to one’s body… is an inalienable human right. This is what the Namibian Supreme Court stated in a 2015 case involving a mother whose life was endangered when she refused a blood transfusion. Debates about Covid-19 vaccination...

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Baxu and LAC educating on Natural Resources

The Land, Environment and Sustainable Development Department of the LAC engaged with communities in the Kavango East region on natural resource management and sustainability. Here a few impressions, while showing the LAC produced short film Baxu and the Giants to a community project, Komeho, in Rundu and to a...

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Zoe Titus elected Chairperson of Global Forum for Media Development

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF NMT DIRECTOR ZOE TITUS AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (GFMD) (released on 5 October 2021 by NMT and shared here.) The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is proud to announce that its director Ms Zoé Titus was elected Chairperson of the Global...

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No oil drilling in the Kavango

Call for a moratorium and public inquiry on oil and gas exploration in the Kavango regions We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations, coalitions and technical experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities in the Kavango Basin. Most of us have...

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Namlex 15 July 2021 Update

26 July 2021 – Namlex and annotated Statutes and Regulations We are happy to announce a full update to our Index to Laws (NAMLEX) and annotated statutes and regulations as well as Covid-19 rules.  All information is current up to 15 July. To find out about Namibian law and the availability of the databases Download this or...

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Probono on Admission of Guilt in Covid Times

An admission of guilt fine refers to the situation where a person who has been charged with a crime that is not too serious – such as a traffic violation or a violation of the Covid-19 emergency regulations – is given the option of paying a fine without having...

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Probono on the Ombudsman and Children in Detention

The Ombudsman has long crusaded for the rights of Namibian children in detention, carrying out several investigations and producing reports setting out concerns in this regard over the years. These efforts seem to have made some difference, but problems remain. An investigation last year by the Office of the Ombudsman...

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Probono on Ancestral Land Rights and the Restitution Bill

Background In one of our previous ProBono columns we talked about Commission of Inquiry’s report on Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution. The Commission, along with making several recommendations to the government on ancestral land rights and restitution claims, drafted the Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution Bill (the “Bill”)....

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Probono on Parental Deception Hurts the Child

Recently, The Namibian ran an article about men being “deceived into fatherhood”. This article was disturbing, but it presented only one side of the coin. We should indeed be concerned about women who deceive men, but equally concerned about men who try to evade their duties as fathers –...

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Pro Bono on Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution

Background The restitution of ancestral land rights in Namibia has since independence divided opinions. Some argue that it is a fitting process in dealing with colonial era land dispossessions, while others are concerned about the complexity of implementing this kind of restitution. At independence, the Namibian Government assumed the viewpoint of...

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