Prosecution challenges and success

Through its work with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Lilongwe Police Stations IRLI in Malawi has had a number successful results in securing the release of prisoners. In December 2009, a boy aged 16 was arrested for murder. He was moved from custody to Kachere Juvenile Prison in January 2010 […]

Children in Custody

Our project recently came across five children aged between 11 and 15 years old who had been held in police custody for three months. The boys had been sentenced to two reformatory institutions called Mpemba and Chilwa based in southern Malawi. There are currently only two reformatory centres in Malawi where male juveniles may be […]

Musings from the Prosecution Side of Malawi

It’s now over three months since we first arrived in Malawi and time is flying. The project has really started to take off thanks especially to the support of our partner organisations the Legal Aid Department and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Sonya and Ruth are the programme lawyers hosted by the Legal […]