Malawi: Seeking accountability for unlawful detention of pregnant learners

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Salc : Staff Writer

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the payment of damages for false imprisonment after a Magistrates Court decision to fine parents of students who were pregnant and those responsible for the pregnancies at a school in Malawi. This follows a judgment in April 2019 in the case of ON v Child Protection Team where the High court ruled that the detention of the learners was unlawful and breached their rights.

The case was filed in November 2016 and an application for default judgment is pending.

Christon Ghambi of CHRAM Associates is representing the Applicants.

ON v Child Protection Team High Court Judgment