Malawi National Assembly Members brief MPs on capital punishment
Published 15 July 2022
On Tuesday, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of Malawi briefed Members of both Houses on current perspectives on capital punishment in the country.
An extensive consultation process uncovered broad support for abolition across a wide cross-section of society, including civil society organisations, young people, local chiefs, and religious leaders. Based on these findings, National Assembly Members will further consider the possibility of abolishing the death penalty through an amendment of Malawi's penal code.
UK Members and peers further benefited from an introduction to the work of Reprieve, a UK-based NGO that investigates human rights abuses and challenges some cases in courts around the world.
CPA UK was pleased to facilitate this roundtable discussion with Reprieve. For more information on CPA UK's past engagement with the National Assembly of Malawi, please visit our Malawi country page.