IBAHRI publishes report on Malawi’s road to recovery and holds high-level discussion on progress and challenges
News release: 3 September 2012 - The IBAHRI concludes in an investigative report published today, that the state of the rule of law in Malawi is ‘on the road to recovery’ but that some important issues still need to be remedied in order for Malawi to fully restore the rule of law.
Panel discussion - Rule of Law in Malawi: The Road to Recovery, 3 September 2012
On 3 September 2012 the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) held a high-level panel discussion in Lilongwe, Malawi, to launch its fact-finding report Rule of Law in Malawi: The Road to Recovery.
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2012
The IBAHRI undertook a fact-finding mission to Malawi in January 2012 to assess the state of the rule of law in the country, with a focus on independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. A report detailing the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the mission will be issued in the first quarter of 2012.
IBAHRI welcomes release of gay men but calls on Malawi to reform its laws
Press release: 3 June 2010- The IBAHRI today welcomed the pardoning of two gay men in Malawi who had each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for homosexual activity. Simultaneously, the IBAHRI called upon the Government of Malawi to reform its criminal laws by abolishing the criminalisation of homosexuality.
Malawi capaicty building, 2007
Due to the success of the IBAHRI’s capacity building project with the Malawi Law Society (MLS) in 2004, a second Legal Specialist was placed in Malawi in February 2007 for a six-month period supported by the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA).
Malawi capacity building, 2004
In 2004 the IBAHRI undertook capacity building with the Malawi Law Society (MLS), following the findings and recommendations of the IBAHRI fact-finding mission report in 2002. Recommendations suggested that the MLS should be provided with international assistance to reform and develop its activities.
Malawi fact-finding mission, 2002
In May 2002, the IBAHRI undertook a fact finding mission to Malawi to assess the functioning of the legal system and its compliance with international and regional standards on the rule of law, in particular human rights standards.