This report was prompted by Malawian civil society organisations’ perception that there is a lack of will on the part of police and prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases related to sexual violence committed against women and girls living with disabilities. The researchers interviewed civil society organisations, police and prosecutors to form a preliminary analysis of the attrition of sexual offence cases in the criminal justice system. The report makes various recommendations to improve the criminal justice system’s response to sexual violence and to increase access to justice for women and girls with disabilities.
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MALAWI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION CASE FROM 26 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.
Malawi, Blantyre, 21 September 2022: From 26 to 30 September 2022, the High Court of Malawi, sitting as a Constitutional Court, will hear a case brought by members of Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA) challenging the refusal by the Ministry of Justice through its office of the Registrar General to register NRA,…
Staff Writer21 Sep 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: MALAWI HIGH COURT TO DELIVER JUDGMENT ON CHALLENGE TO POLICE “SWEEPING EXERCISE”
Blantyre, Malawi – On Friday, 22 July 2022, Malawi High Court Judge Zione Ntaba, will deliver a judgment in the judicial review case of State v Officer in Charge, Kasungu Police Station and Inspector General of Police, Ex Parte Henry Banda and 2 Others, Judicial Review Case No. 28 of…
Luntha Chimbwete21 Jul 2022
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MALAWI: HIGH COURT TO REVIEW HARSH SENTENCE IMPOSED ON YOUTH FOR HEMP POSSESSION
On 12 July 2022, the High Court in Blantyre will review the decision of Senior Resident Magistrate Court, Masonga, who convicted and sentenced a 17-year-old young person to 8 years imprisonment with hard labor for the offence of possession of Indian Hemp without a license contrary to Regulation 4(a) of…
Luntha Chimbwete11 Jul 2022