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Penal Code, 1964 (as of 2005)
Yes (last accessed on 04.04.2013)

The Act sets out the rules relating to criminal responsibility, offences and their penalties as well as provisions relating to the administration thereof within the Republic of Botswana. While it refers to a prohibition on the promotion of war (Section 38), it only addresses the international crime of piracy. Reference to offences against the person do not include torture and are limited to assault.

Related laws and/or case-law: Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, 1939 (as of 2005)

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