Newly Appointed Chief Justice Msosa Addresses Magistrates in First Public Speech

I had the honour and privilege to be selected by the Malawi Judiciary to externally facilitate and present on ‘Alternative Sentencing’ at the DFiD sponsored workshop entitled ‘Human Rights and Criminal Justice’. I presented on the factors to consider and the sentencing options available to magistrates when imposing a sentence on a person found guilty […]

IRLI Magistrates’ Training Visit, May 2013

Last month I was invited to travel to Malawi as part of a training delegation to Malawi with Mr. Justice Roderick Murphy, who recently retired from the Irish High Court, and Anne-Marie Blaney, practising solicitor with the Irish Legal Aid Board. I was delighted to be part of the team and thought I would share […]

Magistrates Training – Access to Justice

As part of our ‘Access to Justice’ programme we recognised that there was a clear need to engage with Magistrates.  Magistrates are regarded as the primary gatekeepers of justice with their courts alone presiding over 90% of formal criminal cases in Malawi.  While Magistrates’ Courts can often dispose of cases expeditiously, the ability of such […]