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MALAWI HIGH COURT SETS ASIDE VAGRANCY CONVICTIONS
Kristen
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15 Jan, 2018

The Malawi High Court ruled that the arrest of 24 people, primarily women, during a police sweeping exercise, was unlawful. The applicants challenged their arrest and conviction for being idle and disorderly persons.

Paralegals need formal recognition in Africa
Jean
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11 Nov, 2017

A regional conference held in Malawi, the birthplace of paralegalism, called upon states to recognise and support the key role played by paralegals in the criminal justice system. The conference proceedings were facilitated by ACJR researcher Jean Redpath.

Zambia seeks to address congestion in correctional facilities
Safeeya
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23 Oct, 2017

Zambia's average prison population was 21,000 against a holding capacity of only 8,500 in 2016. A symposium in which ACJR participated resulted in the establishment of technical working groups to address key aspects of the problem.

Conference addresses Discriminatory Petty Offences in Africa
Kristen
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13 Jul, 2017

ACJR participated in the 8th Annual Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union Seminar focusing on Initiatives for the Decriminalisation and Declassification of Petty Offences in Africa held in Durban, South Africa from 5 – 8 July 2017.

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