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vi, 23 pages ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ii, 68 pages : colored map ; 27 cm
  • Map of Malawi
  • Glossary
  • Summary
  • Key recommendations
  • Methodology
  • Background: rights of women and girls in Malawi
  • 1. Child marriage: harm and rights violations
  • 2. Malawi's laws on child marriage
  • 3. Right to redress for child marriage victims
  • 4. Malawi's international legal obligations on child marriage
  • Recommendations.
  • Map of Malawi
  • Glossary
  • Summary
  • Key recommendations. To the President of Malawi ; To the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs ; To the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development ; To the Ministry of Education ; To the Ministry of Health ; To United Nations agencies and international donors
  • Methodology
  • Background : rights of women and girls in Malawi. Women's legal and social status ; Literacy and access to education ; Violence against women and girls ; Reproductive, maternal, and child health ; Child marriage
  • I. Child marriage : harm and rights violations. Limited literacy and access to education ; Sexual violence, domestic abuse, and abandonment ; Adverse health consequences
  • II. Malawi's laws on child marriage. Existing laws ; Minimum age for marriage, sexual consent ; Current legal developments on marriage age ; Definition of a child ; Birth and marriage registrations
  • III. Right to redress for child marriage victims. Lack of shelters ; Prosecution versus mediation : police and judicial perspectives ; Training for law enforcement officers ; Coordination among government agencies ; National action plan ; Seeking help and enforcing rights
  • IV. Malawi's international legal obligations on child marriage ; Obligation to enforce consistent definition of a child, minimum marriage age, and birth and marriage registration ; Rights to equality and non-discrimination ; Right to consent to marriage, choose a spouse ; Right of children to express their views freely ; Right to health ; Right to education ; Right to be free from physical, mental, and sexual violence
  • Recommendations. To the President of Malawi ; To the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affair ; To the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development ; To the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security ; To the Ministry of Education ; To the Ministry of Health ; To the Judiciary ; To the Malawi Human Rights Commission ; To United Nations agencies and international donors.
"One out of two girls in Malawi will be married by her eighteenth birthday. Some are as young as 9 or 10 when they are married. Child marriage violates the rights of girls and women. It increases Malawi's high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and maternal mortality. It widens marked gender gaps in education. Many Malawian families see marriage as a way to improve their economic status, sometimes through payment of a dowry, or through continued support by their daughter's husband. Child marriage is also deeply entrenched in Malawi's traditions and patriarchal culture. "I've never experienced happiness," based on in-depth interviews with 80 girls and women in six districts in Malawi, examines how child marriage negatively shapes the experiences, status, and security of Malawian girls and women, and limits their development. It shows how the practice violates their rights to health and education, freedom from physical, mental, and sexual violence, and their right to marry only when they can give their free and full consent. Human Rights Watch recommends the Malawian government adopt a comprehensive approach to child marriage. This should include legal reforms and programmatic initiatives that effectively address the causes and consequences of child marriage, as well as protection for girls and women who seek redress through the justice system. Reforms are urgently needed to reduce the far-reaching harms of child marriage and its negative implications for Malawi's future development"--Page [4] of cover.
Green Library
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31 pages ; 21 cm
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Book
119 pages ; 29 cm
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42 pages : ill. ; 30 cm
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Book
159 pages ; 30 cm
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Book
xii, 50 pages ; 21 cm
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1 computer disc (111 pages) : color illustrations ; 4 3/4 in. Digital: text file; PDF.
Media & Microtext Center
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54 pages ; 30 cm
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Book
lxxvi, 555 p. ; 25 cm.
In 1994, Malawi adopted an unusually progressive Constitution, unprecedented in the country's political and constitutional history. 'Human Rights under the Malawian Constitution' takes stock of the human rights jurisprudence generated by the new Constitution and the new judiciary in Malawi over the past sixteen years. The book examines the largely unreported Malawian cases and legislation and systematically analyses them with a view to constructing a coherent corpus of human rights jurisprudence, which is essential to consolidating democracy, establishing the foundation for the rule of law and ushering in an era of accelerated development in Malawi. The author draws on a wealth of international and comparative jurisprudence, including that from other African countries, without detracting from the main objective of constructing a Malawian brand of jurisprudence. Ultimately the book reveals that it is possible for human rights to grow even in underdeveloped countries. 'Human Rights under the Malawian Constitution' is intended for use by judges, lawyers, legal scholars, students, civil society, law reform officers, human rights institutions and comparative law scholars. Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa is Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. He has published widely in the fields of constitutional and human rights law. '[This book] makes a significant contribution to African constitutional law. The author has engaged in a careful and systematic treatment of all of the clauses contained in Malawi's Bill of Rights, as well as the jurisprudence which has been developed by its courts over the past 16 years ...Accordingly, this is a work which anyone who wishes to engage in African constitutional law in general and Malawian law in particular will be required to use as a major source of reference.' Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of South Africa; Honorary Professor of Law, University of Cape Town '[This book] fills a gap in the literature of human rights in the region with its excellent examination of the Malawian provisions. It is well written and will appeal to a wider readership than Malawi.' Boyce Wanda, Professor of Law, University of Fort Hare.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780702186097 20160608
Law Library (Crown)
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46 pages : illustrations (color), charts ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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107 pages : illustrations, maps ; 17 x 25 cm
  • Introduction / Lukas Muntingh, Louise Ehlers
  • Methodology / Lukas Muntingh and Jean Redpath
  • Malawian criminal justice system / Pacharo Kayira
  • The legislative framework for pre-trial detention / Pacharo Kayira
  • Prison law and conditions of detention / Pacharo Kayira
  • Survey of conditions of detention in police cells / Lukas Muntingh
  • Survey of conditions of detention in prisons / Lukas Muntingh
  • Case flow management research / Jean Redpath.
Green Library
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133 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
283 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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107 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
Book
39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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29 p. : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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80 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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lxxxiv, 498 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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111 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library