ICJ submission on Malawi to Human Rights Committee

The ICJ has submitted to the Human Rights Committee information in preparation for the Committee’s examination of the initial report of Malawi under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

During its session in July 2013, the Committee is to adopt a List of Issues for the examination in 2014 of the initial report of Malawi under the ICCPR. The ICJ’s submission raises issues and suggested questions to be put to the Government of Malawi in preparation for the examination in 2014. The ICJ’s submission addresses:

  • Malawi’s obligation to give effect to the provisions of the ICCPR;
  • The right to life;
  • The prohibition against torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Conditions of detention;
  • Rights to privacy and non-discrimination, focusing on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons; and
  • Right to family.

Malawi-HRCttee108-LOl-LegalSubmission-2013 (download submission in PDF)

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