Camp Courts Welcome Irish Delegation

Following on from the successful camp court facilitated by IRLI in Maula Adult Prison on 13 May, the Programme Lawyers decided to facilitate another camp court in the prison on 20 May, again focusing on those remandees who had committed minor offences and who wished to apply for bail pending trial. In addition to assisting […]

New IRLI Lawyers Tackle Camp Courts

On 13 May, IRLI facilitated the first ‘Camp Court’ of 2013 in Maula Adult Prison, Lilongwe. A Camp Court is essentially a fully functioning court session which is located within the physical grounds of the prison. Facilitating these court hearings is a key project objective for IRLI, as the regular court system suffers from a […]

Homicide Remandees meet the High Court

In an unprecendented move the High Court of Malawi in the country’s capital Lilongwe has moved into Maula prison to conduct homicide trials. Her Ladyship Justice Chombo together with Court staff, the Legal Aid Department and the Director of Public Prosecutions attended Maula on 5th and 12th December 2012 to start work on the back […]

Camp Courts, Malawi

This week the project lawyers attended a Camp Court in prison.   These prison courts only handle matters involving minor offenders.  The courts are supposed to act as a useful way to reduce overcrowding, speed up justice delivery, and restore the ‘hope’ factor in the life of prisoners. As a background to the camp courts, the prisons […]