Malawi Law Journal (2010-2012)
This project proposal seeks to extend the existing highly productive relationship between OSISA and the partners of the Malawi Law Journal (MLJ) project which was founded in February 2007. The proposed commencement date is 1 April 2010.
This project remains obedient to its primary aim of providing a forum for dialogue between all actors involved in the development, application, and implementation, reform and monitoring the implementation of the law in Malawi. It seeks to achieve this by continuing to stimulate debate and research on topical and important areas of the law in Malawi and publishing comparative legal scholarship of relevance to Malawi and the region.
Core support to conduct rule of law work and protection to human rights defenders
As the political and legal space in Malawi tightens and repressive executive practices become more overt there is a growing need for support to the organised legal profession who have been at the forefront or defending human rights and protecting the rule of law.
This grant will enable the Malawi Law Society to comment on and critique state abuses of the rule of law, provide protection for human rights defenders and initiate and conduct strategic litigation challenging state abuses.
MalawLII - Open access to law support
This is the second grant to MalawLII. It is for the ongoing costs to ensure the open and free access of case law, statute and secondary legal sources. It has as its overall aim the provision of contemporary, relevant law to Malawian users via the internet.