Pre-trial custody time limits in Malawi

Many pre-trial detainees in Malawi will spend months or even years in detention – without being tried or found guilty. An audti of pre-trial detainees in Malawi, which was undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) in 2011, revealed a number of systemic procedural and structural problems in the criminal justice system that contribute to this situation.

Research into pre-trial detention in Zambia

On Monday 25th July, an unprecedented study was launched in Lusaka entitled – Pre-trial detention in Zambia: Understanding caseflow management and conditions of incarceration.

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