The Bail Project is run on a day to day basis by a team of paralegals from the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) – http://www.chreaa.org/
CHREAA is a non-governmental organisation, which was established in 2000 and is working country wide in Malawi
“to promote and protect human rights by assisting the vulnerable and marginalized people in Malawi to access justice through civic education, advocacy, legal advice and Assistance.”
CHREAA works within the criminal justice system providing legal aid services to people in conflict with the law through its paralegals, who work in prison, court and at police stations on a daily basis.
It was officially registered in 2006 under the Trustees Incorporation Act. CHREAA is registered with Council for Non Governmental Organisations of Malawi (CONGOMA), Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), as well as a partnering with many local and international networks on human rights and access to justice, i.e. Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the Open Society Foundation (OSF), Tilitonse and DFID.
CHREAA is led by its Executive Director Victor Mhango. Victor worked as a paralegal for 7 years, before being made Executive Director of CHREAA in 2007. During this time, he has built extremely strong links with the Judiciary, police force and prison service in Malawi and has managed many projects with international organisations such as the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), AusAID and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).