Prison Congestion Worries CCJP

By Vincent Khonje-MANA Inefficiencies in handling cases have led to high levels of congestion in police formations and prisons, making it impossible for the country to meet minimum requirements for prisoners’ accommodation, sanitation and basic hygiene, according to the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP). According to the organization, these inequalities have also resulted in the violation of the accused persons’ right to fair trial which encompasses the right to be tried within a reasonable time. Presenting a…

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Catholic Church Engages Faith Community on Elections

Chikwawa Diocese Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) on Thursday brought together various religious leaders to chart the way forward in achieving free and fair elections next year. The religious leaders were drawn from two Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje with support from the Catholic Relief Services through the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. Speaking during the meeting, Pastoral Secretary for Chikwawa Diocese, Fr. Shadreck Malata advised religious leaders to resist any manipulations from politicians in a…

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CCJP to Advocate for the Renewal of Expired Leased Lands

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace under the Lilongwe Archdiocese has reiterated of its efforts to making sure that land disputes that have been on the rise in Kasungu are resolved once and for all. CCJP, a body established to contribute to the common effort of creating a just and peaceful Malawi society, through its Primary Justice (PJ) programme, is engaging people whose leased lands time expired but are not aware of relevant procedures to follow to ensure…

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