Botswana

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BWA104042.E - Birth certificates, national identity cards, electronic passports, and driver's licenses and the names of the agencies that issue them - April 2012 (PDF)
    • BWA41995.E - Rights (e.g., to work, study, access social assistance and return), and obligations of temporary and permanent residents, particularly for a person who lived in Botswana as a temporary resident for 10 years - November 2003 (PDF)
    • BWA41652.E - Rights of residence or citizenship available to a man from Zimbabwe married to a female citizen of Botswana - June 2003(PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF) 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BWA41882.E - Forced circumcision of males; tribes or ethnic groups that practise it, ages at which practised, consequences for someone who refuses to be circumcised and availability of state protection - September 2003 (PDF)
    • BWA40997.E - The royal family of Bangwaketse in the southern part of Botswana including their chieftaincy practices and rituals - April 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2012 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview - 2015 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Ethnic Groups / Race - Basarwa

Non-Governmental Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Basarwa - 2015 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Ethnic Groups / Race - Wayeyi

  • World Directory of Minorities - Wayeyi - 2015 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BWA103797.E - Information on forced marriages; state protection available - July 2011 (PDF)
    • BWA103714.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, state protection, recourse and services available to victims - February 2011 (PDF)
    • BWA102164.FE - Domestic violence, including services and protection for victims and whether victims have recourse to the courts - March 2007 (PDF)
    • BWA41882.E - Forced circumcision of males; tribes or ethnic groups that practise it, ages at which practised, consequences for someone who refuses to be circumcised and availability of state protection - September 2003 (PDF)
    • BWA40998.E - Availability of state protection for women who have undergone domestic abuse - April 2003 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Law


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Maps

Non-Governmental Organization Reports

  • University of Texas at Austion - Map Collection - Botswana

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ41653.E - The threat of beating or torture for Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters who fled Zimbabwe to Botswana; state protection available to MDC supporters who have been harassed by supporters of Zimbabwe National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) in Botswana - June 2003 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Refugees

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BWA104810.E - Treatment of sexual minorities by society and the government; legal recourse and protection available to sexual minorities who have been subjected to ill-treatment - April 2014 (PDF)
    • BWA102165.E - Treatment of homosexuals by society and the government; legal recourse and protection available to homosexuals who have been subject to ill-treatment - March 2007 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Timeline

Media


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

 

Terrorism

Not Available


Return to the Top of the Page

 

Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

Return to the Top of the Page

Updated October 25, 2018

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?
Yes No