COVID-19 Highlights the Inability of the Malawian Criminal Justice System to Cater to the Needs of Persons with Mental Health Conditions

February 19, 2021 | posted by | 90sc
by Lawyer Andrea Vizsolyi, Director of IRLI’s Public Prosecution’s Programme from our Malawi Project.


Resources for those with mental health conditions in Malawi are severely limited (there is only one psychiatric hospital in the country), and criminal justice actors lack requisite sensitivity and/or knowledge in dealing with mental health conditions. This makes the frequent limbo of such accused persons dangerous to themselves and those surrounding them.

Women in Malawi and the Impact of their Marital Status

January 26, 2021 | posted by | 90sc
by Jessica O'Neill, chairperson of IRLI's Blackhall Trainee programme.

This blog post was first published in the Cambridge University Human Rights Law Society Blog and draws upon research conducted at IRLI on Malawi's compliance with its obligations under international human rights law.

Malawi - Joint Report to Human Rights Committee HRC

January 05, 2021 | posted by | 90sc

Irish Rule of Law International has partnered with The Malawi Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), and Reprieve to submit a report to the Human Rights Committee (HRC).

Masks for Malawi

September 02, 2020 | posted by | 15sc

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Malawi, IRLI has provided over 35,000 cloth masks for all prisoners and prison staff in 31 prisons and reformatory centres.


COVID-19: Joint Civil Society Statement about Malawi's Prisons

September 02, 2020 | posted by | 15sc

On July 17th 2020 IRLI released a joint civil society statement calling for renewed efforts to decongest Malawi’s prisons, following recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in two separate prisons across Malawi.