Lesotho

Lesotho: Authorities must ensure the Independence of the Judiciary and Reopen the Court of Appeal

The Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called on the authorities in Lesotho to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and to immediately take all legal and administrative measures necessary to make the Court of Appeal function as an independent and impartial highest judicial authority for the country. The call came as the AJJF and ICJ Conclude a 5 Day Fact Finding Mission to Lesotho which took place from 7 May to 12 May 2018.

Lesotho High Court Recognises the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Female Soldiers

On 14 February 2018, the Lesotho High Court handed down judgment in a landmark case on women’s rights. The judgment of Sakoane J (as part of a 3 panel bench) in the case of Private Lekhetso Mokhele and Others v The Commander, Lesotho Defence Forces and Others sets an important precedent on the rights of pregnant employees in the military.

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