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Energising the Criminal Justice System in Malawi: A Paralegal Aid Service

This resource is produced by the Paralegal Advisory Service (PAS) in collaboration with Penal Reform International (PRI).  It is a short, readable and detailed introduction to paralegal work.  It explains what paralegals are, the work they do, the cornerstones of their method and their importance within the Malawian context.  Furthermore, the report contains an evaluation of PAS’ work to date, chronicling their achievements and their future aims and advocacy goals.  The partnerships PAS forms, as well as specific aspects of their work such as legal literacy also receive considerable attention in this document which also includes PAS’ Code of Conduct for paralegals working in prisons.

Though specific to Malawi, this document contains many observations and learning opportunities pertinent to paralegal experience and work around the world.

Uploaded on: Dec 08, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
Year Published: 2002

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency Tool Type: Manuals & Guides, Reports / Research, Training Resources & Popular Education Languages: English Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa Nature of Impact: Change in institutional / government practice, Conflict resolution / Case resolution, Legal Knowledge and Skills, Sense of fair process Institutions Engaged: Court, Local Court, Police, Traditional / Customary Authorities Evaluation Method: Case Studies