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  1. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Controlled Investigations) Act, 2022 (Act 14, 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-02-25 | BWA-2022-L-113962

    An Act to provide for the authorisation of investigations for purposes of controlled investigations and the gathering of criminal evidence within and outside Botswana and to provide for any other related matters.

    PART I Preliminary
    PART II Undercover Operations
    PART III Interception of Communications
    PART IV Handling of Information from Controlled Investigations
    PART V Admissibility of Evidence
    PART VI Miscellaneous Provisions

  2. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Counter-Terrorism Act (Act 24, 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-01 | BWA-2015-L-108626

    An Act to provide for measures to prevent and combat acts of terrorism including financing of terrorism; to establish the Counter-Terrorism Analysis and Fusion Agency and to provide for matters related thereto.

  3. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Proceeds and Instruments of Crimes Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-28 | BWA-2014-L-103958

  4. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act (Cap. 28:05). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-04-30 | BWA-2008-L-84993

    An Act to provide for the protection of survivors of domestic violence and for matters connected therewith.

  5. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code. - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1986 | BWA-1986-L-61336

    Criminal Code of Botswana. Part I contains general provisions. Part II deals with different types of crime. Division I provides for offences against public order, Division II for offences against administration of lawful authority, Division III for offences injurious to the public in general, Division IV for offences against the person, Division V for offences relating to property, Division VI for malicious injuries to property, Division VII for forgery, Division VIII for offences relating to corrupt practices, Division IX for attempts and conspiracies to commit crimes and accessories after the fact, and finally, Division X for indecent advertisements.

  6. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Act (Cap 21:03) (Act No. 28 of 1979). - Act on-line [as amended to 2006]

    Adoption: 1979 | Date of entry into force: 1980-03-01 | BWA-1979-L-84992

    An Act to repeal and replace the Prisons Act to provide for the modernization of the Prison Service and generally for the bringing up to date and rationalization of the law governing prisons and prisoners and for matters connected therewith.

  7. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, 1939. - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1939-01-01 | BWA-1939-L-61337

    Comprehensive legislation on criminal procedure. Divided into 22 parts, which deal with the following matters: criminal jurisdiction of courts, prosecution at the public instance, private prosecutions, prescription of offences, arrests, search warrants and seizures, preparatoy examination, bail, indictments and summons, procedure before the commencement of trial, procedure in case of insanity or other incapacity of an accused person, procedure after commencement of trial, witnesses and evidence in criminal proceedings, discharge of accused persons, previous convictions, judgement on criminal trial, punishments, costs and compensation, reconciliation, appeals, as well as pardon and commutation.

  8. Botswana - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Witchcraft Act (Cap. 09:02) (Proc. 7, 1927). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1927-04-29 | BWA-1927-L-84995

    1. Short title
    2. Offence to practise witchcraft
    3. Habitual witch doctor
    4. Offence to employ witch doctor
    5. Offence to profess to be a witch or wizard
    6. Offence to follow witch doctor's advice
    7. Fortune telling, etc., for gain

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