Malawi Human Rights Commission (Cost Extended)

Status: Active

Project Title: Kafantayeni Re-hearing

Location: All Districts in Malawi

Grant Amount: £152,200

Project Duration: 2 Years

End Date: 31st August, 2015

Project Goal: Achieving equal access to justice for prisoners under the mandatory death penalty.

Outcome: 200 incarcerated individual access justice in compliance with the Kafantayeni decision of the Malawi High Court.

Result Areas:

  • Complete review of all cases entitled to resentencing hearings under the Kafantayeni decision, with collaborative approach to determining the appropriate sentence in each case.
  • Resentencing of 200 prisoners on life sentence that are both unconstitutional and undeserved.

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