Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Kalahari Bushmen win land battle

Bushmen The Guardian is reporting

Bushmen forced out of the Kalahari desert by Botswana's government won a landmark legal victory today as the country's high court ruled they had been illegally removed and should be allowed to return.

The panel of three judges ruled 2-1 in favour of the Bushmen, among Africa's last hunter-gatherers, whose fate has attracted widespread international attention.

Thanks to Carl Christensen for the pointer.

Al Brophy
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The story didn't say what legal argument the Bushmen used and why the court sided with them. Do you happen to know the legal reasoning behind the case? Or know where English versions of the opinions can be read?

Posted by: Fern | Dec 13, 2006 3:38:29 PM

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