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Background of the Judiciary
The development of the Judiciary is intertwined with the political development of this country. The administrative changes that have taken place from the time of the Protectorate to date have also affected the Judiciary and its nature.
Projects & Reforms
JCM is a system where the court and not other case participants control the progress of cases. Under this system, the court takes the responsibility for the movement of cases from the time they are registered
Specialised Functions
The Master is an officer appointed under section 4 of the Administration of Estates Act, CAP 31:01 for purposes of Administering Estates of deceased persons. Administration of an estate involves the gathering of the property of the estate and distributing
Complaints
If you are not happy with the service you have received from Court Officers or with any procedural steps they have taken in your case, you have the opportunity following receipt of your complaint to put things right.
Constitution of Botswana
This information will be published here shortly
The Hierarchy of the Courts
The Court of Appeal is the apex Court, the highest and final court in the land. The Court is the final arbiter of all legal matters in Botswana. Currently, there are eight expatriate Judges of the Court of Appeal
Deputy Sheriffs, Court Bailiffs and Messengers of Court
Deputy Sheriffs, Court Bailiffs and Messengers of Court are Court officers appointed by the Registrar of the High Court in terms of the Law.
Reports & Publications
The Judicial Case Management has tremendously improved the pace of litigation since its introduction in February 2008. The system is being implemented in the High Court’s with plans to roll it out to the Magistrates’ Courts.
Events & Programs
Address by the Hon Chief J.M. Nganunu at the Judicial Conference held at Adansonia, Francistown on 8 July 2009
FAQs
Q1. What must I do if I am not happy with the Decision of the Court A1.The law gives every person dissatisfied with the judgment of a Court, the right to appeal to a higher court. For instance, if you are not happy with the judgment or decision of the Magistrates’ Court you may appeal to the High Court for relief. And if you are not happy with the decision of the High Court you may appeal to the Court of Appeal.
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