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Criminal Justice

SALC’s Criminal Justice work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenging the constitutionality of minor petty offences through law reform, advocacy and litigation.
  • To improve access to health care services and recognition of the health needs of all prisoners.
  • To improve prison conditions and reduce overcrowding in prisons.
  • To support challenges to the death penalty.
  • To challenge police arrest practices, including sweeping exercises.

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JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT CALLING FOR DECONGESTION OF MALAWI PRISONS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

9 April 2020, Malawi - We the undersigned organisations commend His Excellency, The State President, Arthur Peter Mutharika for including prison decongestion as one of the measures to combat COVID-19 in Malawi. In his Presidential Address on 4 April 2020, the State President announced new measures that the Government will undertake…
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Submission to the Report of the Secretary General on the Question of the Death Penalty pursuant to Decision 18/117 and Resolution 22/11 of the Human Rights Council

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner made a call to Non Governmental Organisations to receive any relevant information with regard to the question of the Death Penalty. Below is SALC's Submission. Introduction This submission was prepared by SALC. Our organisation is opposed to the death penalty and regards…
Amanda Shivamba
2 Apr 2020