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Peta v Minister of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights (CC 11/2016) [2018] LSHC 3 (18 May 2018);

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Application to declare sections 104,102 and 101 of the Penal Code Act no.6 of 2010 inconsistent with the Constitution----Held, on account of the impugned sections’ overbreadth, vagueness of the concepts used, the availability of civil remedies and the overall undesirability of criminalizing defamation, they are declared inconsistent with section 14 of the Constitution---held further that the declaration of invalidity shall operate retrospectively. Applicant awarded costs of suit

 IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF LESOTHO

                                                                                         CC 11/2016

In the matter between

 

BASILDON PETA                                                           APPLICANT

AND

THE MINISTER OF LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL           FIRST RESPONDENT

AFFAIRS AND HUMAN RIGHTS