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Malawi : Featured Story

NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF A WIDOW PREVIOUSLY DISPOSSESSED OF HER LAND AND GRANTS HER A PERMANENT INJUNCTION PROTECTING HER PROPERTY RIGHTS

On Monday 22 May 2017, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiff, a daughter to an elite couple, against the Defendant, an 89 year old grandmother. The Court found that the property rights of the disputed land was given to the Defendant’s …» Read More

Blog Posts

Commission of Inquiry in Malawi Declares Student Activist’s Death Murder

In September 2011, two months after the devastating anti-government protests in Malawi which left 19 » Read More

Litigating against loitering laws – PILG Panel

The Public Interest Law Gathering, organised from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Johannesburg, reflected » Read More

Lawyers in Malawi encourage law reform to promote the rights of LGBT

On 21 June 2012, lawyers affiliated to the Malawi Law Society attended a workshop in » Read More

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: CHREAA and SALC SUBMIT SHADOW REPORT ON MALAWI TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Concerned about the situation of children in the country, Malawi’s Center for Human Rights Education » Read More

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN SECURITY SWEEP

The Nation, By Edwin Nyirongo   Civil society organisations (CSOs) and a constitutional law expert have » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: BLANTYRE HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON MANDATORY HIV TESTING

Lilongwe – On Tuesday 25th February, the High Court in Blantyre, Malawi will hear arguments » Read More

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

MALAWI: CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF PROSTITUTION

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution contrary to section 146 of the Penal Code. The women pleaded guilty to the charges and they were convicted upon those pleas and sentenced to a fine. SALC and the Centre …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Malawi: Litigation to decriminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts

In September 2013, the Blantyre High Court issued a notice requesting amicus curiae submissions on whether the offence of sodomy is constitutional. SALC assisted a local organisation, the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), to file a submission which argues that the offence of sodomy, to the …» Read More