Trouble Kalua, Director, Malawi Legal Aid Bureau
In a new series highlighting the work of our partners, we spoke to Trouble Kalua, Director of the Malawi Legal Aid Bureau. Since its establishment in 2011, the Bureau has been dedicated to delivering high-quality legal assistance to marginalised communities, as well as promoting legal literacy among the general public. Over the years, we have consistently collaborated with Trouble and his team as part of our ongoing access to justice programme in Malawi.
African Accountability: Reconceptualising the ICC in Malawi
By Robert Gleeson
Malawi’s police Independent Complaints Commission (ICC), finally established last September, could be more successful in its operation if organised with the local context in mind.
Magistrates' Trainings - Cecilia Lettiena Onsewa
As part of our programme in Malawi, we organise trainings for magistrates, which includes sentencing guidelines. Over the coming months, we will be profiling some of the magistrates that have taken part in our trainings. First up, Cecilia Lettiena Onsewa.
The Disproportionate Impact of the Covid-19 Regulations on Women
By Jessica O'Neill
How insufficient resources have resulted in a failed legal system in Malawi
By Andrea Vizsolyi
Overcrowding, COVID-19, Malnutrition in Malawi Prisons: Assessment of Human Rights Obligations - the Right to Health
By Éilis Brennan
The Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Low Income Countries: Resource Deficits and Institutional Gaps in Child Diversion Programmes and Other Services for Children in Conflict with the Law in Malawi
By Lindiwe Sibande
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an immense shock to societies and economies globally. In more recent months, as a second more severe wave has affected more low-income countries, pre-existing strains on resources and gaps in institutional capacity have further been exacerbated. This article discusses the impact that COVID-19 has had on children in Malawi and further illustrates the additional impact faced by children in conflict with the law.
Judicial Responses to Covid-19 in Malawi
By Susie Kiely
Practical sociocultural, educative and incentivising strategies are what is needed to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic nationally, not - though popular the world over - the transfer of the burden to the blunt instrument of criminal law, which often proves ineffective and dangerous, and disproportionally disadvantages the most vulnerable of society.
Judicial Officer Chikondi Mandala
29-year-old Chikondi Mandala is an Assistant Registrar at the High Court of Malawi. In her early twenties, she became the youngest magistrate in Malawi’s history. Today, on International Women's Day, we’re shining a light on Chikondi and the work she does.Read more
COVID and Policing in Malawi
By Tyler Holmes