Tag Archives: Malawi

Torture, not forensics in Malawi

According to this article, Malawi police do not have a forensicsĀ lab and investigators lack training and expertise. As a result, forced confessions are common. OneĀ private attorney estimates that out of 250 murder defendants in prison, “only about 120 have concrete … Continue reading

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Women police in Africa

This article reports increased numbers of women police in Africa, thanks in part to strong UN encouragement. Rwanda has become the top contributor of women to international policing missions, and Kenya’s constitution now requires its National Police to reach 30% … Continue reading

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Emphasis on professionalism in Malawi

This article reports some plans of the newly-appointed Inspector General of police in Malawi, including more emphasis on training and education as well as community engagement. He hopes to affiliate the police training school with the University of Malawi in … Continue reading

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Independent complaints commission in Malawi

This article announces formation of an Independent Police Complaints Commission in Malawi. Somewhat unusual is that it has been set up by the police — details on how it will operate are yet to be determined.

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