Justice

Judge slams home affairs’ homophobia

1 week ago - 19 October 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] Court judge Thomas Masuku has taken aim at Home Affairs’ discrimination against same-sex couples in his judgment granting citizenship to the Namibian son born via surrogacy to a same-sex couple.“I cannot help...

Big win for parents of surrogate children

1 week ago - 14 October 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] two-year-old boy born via surrogacy to a Namibian citizen and his Mexican born husband has been declared a Namibian citizen by descent in a landmark judgment handed down on Wednesday.The ruling by...

Immigration under scrutiny over domicile case

2 weeks ago - 12 October 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] authorities and their handling of a domicile case were subjected to intense and unflattering scrutiny by three of Namibia’s top judges at a Supreme Court appeal hearing on Monday.Chief justice Peter Shivute,...

Inmates squeezed into overcrowded cells

1 month - 13 September 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] Office of the Ombudsman 2020 annual report shows that many Namibian police stations are overcrowded and in bad shape. The report, released on Monday, shows the Office of the Ombudsman dealt with...

Man gets 45 years for rape

1 month - 06 September 2021 | Justice

Oshakati • [email protected]“You are the architecture of your own demise. You cannot cry foul now and say you are remorseful.”Magistrate Leopoldt Hangalo repeated these words on Friday when he sentenced Mandume Nakale to an effective...

Government pays steep price for Hornkranz

1 month - 01 September 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] Namibian government was ordered this week pay N$30 000 in damages and legal fees for the assault by police and soldiers on...

Americans’ long trail of justice

1 month - 29 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] more than seven-year trial of the Americans accused of murdering Namibian Andre Heckmair a decade ago, has notched up over 100 postponements...

Strong case against suspected paedophile

2 months ago - 25 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] paedophile Johann Maree (50) who is accused of raping and abusing dozens of underage boys to create child pornography, appeared in the...

Man allegedly forced to jump from police van

2 months ago - 23 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] and the victim of an alleged police assault that left Kenneth Oscar “Barney” Gariseb with serious head trauma have offered different versions...

Parents protest bail for alleged paedophile

2 months ago - 19 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] of children allegedly preyed on by a man facing 40 charges related to child sexual abuse and the production and sale of...

Man sues prison authorities for multi-millions

2 months ago - 17 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] inmate and alleged prison gang member is suing prison authorities including seven prison officers for N$35 million, claiming he was blinded in...

Police in mediation talks with alleged assault victims

2 months ago - 17 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] N$400 000 lawsuit instituted by two Swakopmund residents against the police for an alleged assault during Namibia’s first lockdown last year is...

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Family’s future in court’s hands

2 months ago - 03 August 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] Court judge Thomas Masuku will today deliver judgment in a landmark ruling on whether Namibia’s home affairs ministry must grant Namibian citizenship...

Supreme Court to review 50-year...

2 months ago - 30 July 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] man serving a 50-year prison sentence for the panga murders of a Russian couple 13-years ago has been granted leave to appeal...

Sioka’s contempt of court battle...

2 months ago - 28 July 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] and child welfare minister Doreen Sioka continues to lock horns with Ombudsman John Walters over a contempt of court order related to...

Rape conviction overturned 14 years...

3 months ago - 26 July 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] man who was found guilty of rape in 2018, 14 years after the alleged crime took place in early 2007 and following...

Lawsuit about delayed justice delayed...

3 months ago - 22 July 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] former taxi driver’s legal battle to be awarded millions of dollars in damages after he spent more than 10 years behind bars...

Covid deaths overburden court

3 months ago - 18 July 2021 | Justice

Justice minister Yvonne Dausab said her ministry will be streamlining processes of the Master of the High Court, having been overwhelmed with requests and applications...

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