NOTICE OF WORK PROGRAMME FOR 2012
Under Section 7 (1) (a), Law Commission Act, Cap,. 3:09 of the Laws of Malawi
The Law Commission in accordance with section 7 (1) (a) of the Law Commission Act, 1998 and in pursuance of its powers, duties and functions under the Act and the Constitution, hereby publishes its programme of work for the year 2012.
1. LAW REFORM
1.1 New Programmes
(a) Review of section 46, 137A, 153 to 156 of the Penal Code; Section 10 of the Civil Procedure (suits By or Against Government or Public Officer) Act; Section 35 of the Police Act; and the Local Courts Act.
The Law Commission shall carry out wide consultations and shall in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission appoint a special Law Commission to carry out the review of the above laws.
(b) Development of Sentencing Guidelines
The Law Commissioner, in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission shall empanel a special Law Commission to develop sentencing guidelines. 1.2 On-going Programmes
(c) Review of the Witchcraft Act, (Cap. 7:02 Laws of Malawi)
The special Law commission on the Review of the Witchcraft Act shall finalise the review process and shall publish a Report containing its findings and recommendations.
(d) Review of the Chiefs Act (Cap. 22:05 Laws of Malawi)
The Law Commissioner, in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission shall empanel a special Law Commission to review the Chiefs Act.
(e) Review of the Public Health Act, (Cap 34:01 Laws of Malawi)
The special Law Commission on the Review of the Public Health Act shall