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MALAWI@50: POLICE SWEEPING EXERCISES A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Anneke Meerkotter On 6 July 2014 Malawi celebrated 50 years of independence from British rule. Ironically, in the two weeks leading up to this momentous occasion, the Malawi Police Service used laws dating from colonial rule to, in the words of a police spokesperson, “make sure preparations for the celebrations …» 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

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN SECURITY SWEEP

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

NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO FOREIGN PRISONERS, SAYS HIGH COURT

Gaborone–Today, the Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, » 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: 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

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