- Year: 2005
- ISBN: 978-99912-561-6-0
- Format: A4
- Pages: 324
- Binding: paperback
- Price ex. VAT BWP: 420.00
- Notice: Price subject to change.
Civil Procedure is adjective law and is accessory to substantive law. Substantive law defines legal rights, duties and remedies, whereas the adjective law addresses the enforcement of those rights, duties and remedies. The main objective of the rules of procedure is to enable a defendant/respondent to know the case he or she has to defend and to ensure that trials are conducted and disputes settled fairly, speedily and as inexpensively as possible.
Although some High Court rules of procedure in Botswana are based on Roman-Dutch law, most of our law of procedure was introduced by legislation and is moreover based on the English system of procedure. It is important to distinguish between those rules that apply to the High Court on the one hand and the Magistrates’ Courts procedure on the other hand. This book focuses on the Rules of the High Court.