Law Commission

 

Law-makers and judiciary need to see eye to eye

Staff Reporter

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgement poses a conundrum for minimum sentencing legislation. When a judge or magistrate sentences, he or she must treat the offender as a unique individual within the context of the crime committed, the effects on the victim and family and the interests of the community.

Lawyer is Malawi's new chief of prosecutions

Staff Reporter

Malawi, which is severely affected by corruption, has appointed a seasoned anti-graft lawyer as its new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), a parliamentary spokesperson said on Wednesday. The spokesperson of Parliament's public appointments committee said that Alexious Nampota has been confirmed as the new DPP.