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Overview

The current laws of Botswana, including all Acts of Parliament and Subsidiary Legislation, can be accessed on the Botswana e-Laws website. Legislation can be searched using multiple criteria and downloaded in PDF format. Hard copies of current legislation can be purchased from the government bookstore.​

Published judgments from the courts of Botswana, or Law Reports (up to 2012) can also be searched and downloaded in PDF format on the Botswana E-Laws website www.elaws.gov.bw . The recent Law Reports which include judgments of the High Court, Industrial Court and Court of Appeal can be accessed on the Administration of Justice (AOJ) website www.justice.gov.bw.

Who is eligible?

Public

How do I get this service?
  • To retrieve a listing of current legislation, conduct searches and download PDF copies of legislation, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the Laws of Botswana tab.
  • To retrieve Law Reports, conduct searches and download PDF copies of judgements up to 2012, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the Botswana Law Reports tab.
  • Hard copies of legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
  • To retrieve a listing of new legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the listings, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the New Legislation tab.
  • To retrieve a listing of historical legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the legislation, visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the historical legislation tab. Botswana e-Laws web address: www.elaws.gov.bw
  • To access this service visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the unreported cases tab. The Botswana E-Laws Website: www.elaws.gov.bw
  • Hard copies of the full contents of the legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
What supporting documents are required?

None

How long will this service take?

Immediate

Where can I obtain this service?
  • Laws of Botswana can been accessed at www.elaws.gov.bw
  • Hard copies of legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
Where can I get more information on this Service

Attorney General’s Chambers
Principal Public Relations Officer
Private Bag 009
Gaborone 
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 361-3928​
Fax. (+267) 319-026​1
Email. AGC_Communication_Desk [at] gov.bw (AGC_Communication_Desk[at]gov[dot]bw)

 

 Botswana Government Printing and Publishing
Plot 1181/82, Main Mall, Botswana Road
Private Bag 0081
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 395-3202/395-9392​
Fax. (+267) 395-9392 ​​

Opening hours are 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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