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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 on whether the police and medical personnel violated the rights of eleven women by subjecting them to mandatory HIV testing. “This case is about a group of women who were randomly arrested during sweeping exercises …» 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: BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO NON-CITIZEN PRISONERS

Gaborone, 18 March – In another important legal victory for human rights in Botswana, the » Read More

News Release: MAJOR BOOST FOR FREE SPEECH IN ZAMBIA AS COURT ACQUITS HIV ACTIVIST

Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and » 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

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Priti

Malawi High Court Issues Narrow Decision on Standing

Over 6 years after hearing arguments, the Constitutional Court in Malawi issued in February a unanimous decision in The Registered Trustees of the Women and Law (Malawi) Research & Education Trust v Attorney General, a challenge to section 17 of the Married Women Property Rights, which has resulted in women being …» Read More

Priti

Malawi: Protecting Rights of Same-Sex Couple

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with violating sections 153 and 156 of Malawi’s Penal Code prohibiting carnal knowledge against the order of nature and gross indecency between males.  They had held a traditional engagement ceremony two days prior to their arrest, a …» Read More