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MHRC PRESENTS ELECTIONS MONITORING REPORT TO LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENT

A delegation of MHRC Commissioners and secretariat staff presented the 2014 tripartite elections to the Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs.
The Chairperson of Malawi Human Rights Commission Ambassador Sophie Kalinde stated that commission monitored all the three stages of the elections. The commission monitored the pre-election phase, election phase and post-election phase. Kalinde touched on some of the findings and observations and recommendation.. . ....Read More 26/01/2015

MHRC HOLDS MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION SEMINAR


The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) held a two-day seminar on mental health evaluations in preparation for a large scale resentencing project, which will see over 190 individuals resentenced after their mandatory death sentences were deemed unconstitutional.The prisoners became entitled to be resentenced in 2007 when the Constitutional Court ruled the mandatory death penalty unconstitutional on the grounds that it was inhuman and degrading punishment and that it denied the accused the right to a fair trial.....Read More. 26/01/2015

PRESIDENT ARTHUR PETER MUNTHARIKA JOINS THE MALAWI NATION IN COMMEMORATING THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


President of the Republic of Malawi Hias Exellency Professor Arthur Peter Muntharika joined the Malawi Nation in commemorating the 2014 International Hiuman Rights Day. This year Malawi commemorated the day with a conference organised by the Malawi Human Rights Commission at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe. President Muntharika officiary opened the Conference at Bingu International Conference Centre Hall. The theme for this year's Human Rights Day in Malawi was :Human Rights, Responsibilities and Accountability: Holding Duty Bearers answerable. ....Read More. 11/12/2014

A STRATEGY TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE LAUNCHED


As Malawi is witnessing an increase in sexual violence cases, a multi-sectoral approach strategy to culb the problem has been launched. The lauching which was precided over by the Minister of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare Honarable Patricia Kaliati (MP) was held at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe on 10th December 2014. The launching was part of the Conference on human rights issues which was being conducted on the day as part of the 2014 International Human Rights Day.Some of the organisations to lead the implementation of the strategy are : Action Aid which will also act as a Sectertariat, the Malawi Human Rights Commission, Malawi Police Service, NGO Gender Cordinating Network and the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare.


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