The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Justice Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake Feb. 5, 2019, for his lecture, “Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Southern Africa.”
Justice Dingake highlighted some of the challenges in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights in southern Africa, using case studies from Botswana, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Hon. Justice Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake
Justice of the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea
Hon. Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, Ph.D., has served as a judge for more than a decade. In that time, he has sat on the High and Industrial Courts of Botswana, the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, and, since February 2018, the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea. As a High Court Judge in Botswana, Justice Dingake was considered a highly progressive legal mind and facilitated various seminars—both in the region and internationally—on diverse topics ranging from gender justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV/TB and the law. He has published extensively on the role of the judiciary in protecting the rights of vulnerable groups and been actively involved in judicial leadership efforts related to HIV and health.
This talk was part of the 2018-2019 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series, hosted by the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, supported by the USC Collaboration Fund.