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5 judgments found.


E.L v. The Republic

Country: Malawi
Year: 2016
Court: High Court of Malawi, Zomba District Registry
Citation: [2016] MWHC 656
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The appellant was convicted and sentenced to nine months of imprisonment under Section 192 of the Malawian Penal Code. Section 192 made it an offence to negligently engage in an act, which was likely to spread a dangerous life-threatening disease. E.L (the appellant) was HIV positive undergoing Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART). It was alleged that …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Breast feeding, Children, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Infant health, Minor, Most-at-risk, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Transmission
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Chimwemwe Mphembedzu v. The Republic

Country: Malawi
Year: 2011
Court: High Court
Citation: Bail Case No. 70 of 2011
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

This case considered whether a prisoner in ill health should be released from prison. The applicant was serving time in prison for murder. He argued that he should be released on bail given his ill health and that the delay in bringing his case to trial was unreasonable. He had been imprisoned since October 2007 …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Masangano v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2009
Court: High Court at Lilongwe
Citation: 2009 AHRLR 353 (MHC 2009)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Gable Masango, a prisoner serving a twelve-year prison term in Malawi, brought suit against Malawian government officials claiming the conditions of his and his fellow prisoners’ imprisonment violated the Republic of Malawi Constitution and the Prison Regulations of the Prisons Act (“Prison Regulations”). The prisoner alleged that the prison provided insufficient resources, including insufficient diet …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Food shortages, Hunger, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Prison conditions, TB, Torture, Tuberculosis
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Kafantayeni v. Attorney General

Country: Malawi
Year: 2007
Court: High Court
Citation: Constitutional Case No. 12 of 2005, [2007] MWHC 1
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

On 11 August 2002, K was convicted of killing his two year old stepson by tying him up and burying him alive. K admitted that he had committed the act but claimed to have been acting in a state of temporary insanity induced by smoking Indian hemp. He was found guilty of murder, which carries …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Execution
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Banda v. Lekha

Country: Malawi
Year: 2005
Court: Industrial Relations Court
Citation: Matter No. IRC 277 OF 2004; [2005] MWIRC 44
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The Respondent, Lekha, dismissed the Applicant, Banda, from employment for reasons related to the Applicant’s health. The Applicant was dismissed “immediately and without any formality” after she attended “HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing” and tested positive for HIV. The Applicant claimed that during her employment she had never been incapacitated as a result of her …Read more

Tags: Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Testing
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