n Malawi Law Journal - Public interest litigation and locus standi in Malawian constitutional law : have the courts unduly fettered access to justice and legal remedies?
|Article Title||Public interest litigation and locus standi in Malawian constitutional law : have the courts unduly fettered access to justice and legal remedies?|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Malawi Law Journal|
|Author||Mwiza Jo Nkhata|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||209 - 225|
In spite of the proven benefits of public interest litigation in other jurisdictions, public interest litigation has yet to be accepted as part and parcel of the Malawian legal tradition. Central to the success of public interest litigation is the court's perception of the question of locus standi. The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal has unduly restricted the scope of locus standi under the Malawian Constitution, thereby stifling the growth of public interest litigation in the country.
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