… Other Issues before the Council
At the 20th Session of the Council in June 2012, Botswana, together with the USA, Mexico, Turkey and Slovenia co-pilot a resolution on The Right to a Nationality: Women and Children . The resolution seeks to reduce or eliminate the problem of statelessness. It focuses on addressing discriminatory legislation on granting of nationality to women and children, as one of the major contributors to statelessness.
Botswana Statement on the Report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Belarus during the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council.
Statement by Botswana on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, summary or Arbitrary executions during the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council.
Statement by Botswana on the Repports of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and Special Rapporteur on Education during the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council.
Botswana continues to live up to her obligations as a Council member, as per the provisions of General Assembly Resolution 60/251, which commands members to uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights and to fully cooperate with the Council. Her commitment at the international level is shown by:
- ratification of human rights instruments
- cooperation with Special Procedures
- cooperation with Treaty Monitoring Bodies
- Engagement with the Universal Periodic Review
- Participation in the deliberations of the Council
- Compliance with international obligations
- At the national level, Botswana remains committed to the promotion and protection of human rights due to her strong and stable democracy rooted in the rule of law.