Judiciary

IRLI seconds a Programme Lawyer  to the Judiciary, based in an office in Lilongwe’s Child Justice Court.

The former Magistrates Court in Nkhotakhota District, which is now used by Traditional Chiefs for traditional justice matters, February 2019. Photo Credit: Maya Linstrum-Newman

The former Magistrates Court in Nkhotakhota District, which is now used by Traditional Chiefs for traditional justice matters, February 2019. Photo Credit: Sophie Pigot

The Judiciary Programme Lawyer undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of magistrates. This involves organising a programme of targeted and interactive workshops and training sessions for magistrates from Lilongwe and rural areas throughout the Central Region. The Judiciary Programme Lawyer also conducts, mentoring visits to courts throughout the Central Region, and attends magistrates’ courts to monitor the needs of rural courts and to evaluate the impact of IRLI trainings.

The Judiciary Programme Lawyer also assists the courts to reduce overcrowding in prisons by improving the efficiency of criminal review processes and case management systems