Lamulo ndi Umunthu

Students involved in the pilot phase of the mitigation projects have been fully trained in capital mitigation – to undertake interviews with homicide remandees at both Chichiri Prison and Zomba Central Prison in preparation for sentencing hearings, research sentencing precedents in Malawi and draft skeleton arguments on mitigation.

In May 2012, the British FCO accepted the CCPS proposal for funding, to enable CCPS interns to continue their work with law students and legal aid lawyers for the next 12 months. Last week, myself and one of the new interns, went to Blantyre International University to present the law students who have been involved with the bail and mitigation projects over the past year, with certificates to acknowledge all of their hard work in developing the project.  We are looking forward to developing and expanding the projects further  over the next year,  with the support of the FCO and the University of Westminster.