n African Human Rights Law Journal - Human rights under the Malawian Constitution, D.M. Chirwa : recent publications

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



What is the nature and significance of the 1994 Malawian Bill of Rights? What changes has it brought about? How have the courts through their jurisprudence and parliament through legislation interpreted the Bill of Rights? Have they promoted or undermined it? Have the courts developed consistent jurisprudence that gives appropriate regard to the Bill? How can any inconsistencies be rectified? These are the main issues that Chirwa addresses. The aim of the book is to provide 'a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the provisions of the Malawian Bill of Rights', thereby enhancing 'our understanding of [their] meaning, significance and implications'. Ultimately, the book is aimed at contributing to the development of local human rights jurisprudence. It sets out to achieve this goal by critically examining case law and legislation that have been generated by the Bill of Rights.

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