Predictable reactions to attempts to improve the legal profession reveal members' self-interest, writes Richard Calland.
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.
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.