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  1. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 38 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-12-08 | MWI-1998-C-54093

    Amendments regarding tenure of office of the President and dissolution of the National Assembly with respect to the holding of elections.

  2. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1995.

    Adoption: 1997-02-11 | MWI-1997-C-46413

    Amends provisions of the Constitution relating to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the Chairman of the National Compensation Tribunal, and disclosure of assets of members of the government.

  3. Malawi - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act, 1996 (No. 17 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-26 | MWI-1996-L-45990

    Defines and prescribes powers, duties and functions of the Ombudsman.

  4. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1995 (Act No. 6 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-05-17 | MWI-1995-C-41692

    Makes numerous amendments to Constitution, including section 210 (b), which provides that the Senate shall not be established before May, 1999.

  5. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Bill, 1995 (Act No. 7 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-05-17 | MWI-1995-C-41693

    Brings into force the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, which provisionally came into force on 18 May 1994.

  6. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 6 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-18 | MWI-1995-C-44022

    Numerous amendments to the Constitution, inter alia amending provisions relating to the code of ethics for government officials.

  7. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Republic of Malawi (Constitution) (Amendment) Act, 1994 (No. 31 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-11-11 | MWI-1994-C-44020

    Amends provisions concerning the functions of the Vice-President.

  8. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitutional Amendment, 1999 (Act No. 11).

    Adoption: 1994-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-24 | MWI-1994-C-56768

    Provides that 1999 elections shall be held no later than 15 June, on a day appointed by the Electoral Commission.

  9. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act, 1994 (No. 20 of 1994) - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1994-05-16 | MWI-1994-C-40069

    Consists of 23 Chapters and 214 sections. Chapter II provides for application and interpretation and Chapter III concerns fundamental principles (section 12 sets forth the fundamental constitutional principles and states: "All legal and political authority of the state derives from the people of Malawi and shall be exercised in accordance with this Constitution solely to serve and protect their interests."). Chapter VI deals with human rights. The Constitution seeks to enshrine not only the principle of equality in general terms, but is quite specific in mandating gender equality (section 13) and prohibiting discrimination (section 20). Section 24 elaborates the rights of women, and section 30 provides for the right to development. The means of enforcement of these rights are not specified other than in the general provisions of section 46 which make reference to the Ombudsman and Human Rights Commission. Section 31 states that "every person shall have the right to fair and safe labour practices and to fair remuneration" but it does not refer to a right to strike. The right to freedom of association, which includes the right to form associations is affirmed in section 32 and the right is extended and clarified in section 40 to include, inter alia, the right to form, to join, to participate in the activities of, and to recruit members for a political party and to campaign for a political Party. Chapter X provides for an Ombudsman. Chapters XI and XII concerns the Human Rights Commission and the Law Commission, and Chapter XX provides for the civil service.

  10. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1994 (No. 13 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-02 | MWI-1994-C-40066

    Matters concerning the office of President of the Republic.

  11. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1993 (No. 25 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-17 | MWI-1993-C-37982

    Inserts a new Chapter IA relating to the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual. Includes such rights and freedoms as, inter alia, the protection of right to life and right to personal liberty, protection from slavery and forced labour, protection from inhuman treatment, protection for privacy of home and other property, protection of freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, and protection from discrimination on the grounds of race, tribe, place of origin, political opinions, colour or creed.

  12. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1993 (No. 14 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-29 | MWI-1993-C-34717

    Provides that Malawi is to be a multiparty state, and that the provisions of the Constitution are to continue to apply until the assumption of power of government following the first multiparty general elections.

  13. Malawi - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution (Referendum on Malawi's Political System) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1993 (G.N. No. 57 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-26 | MWI-1993-R-33844

    Amendments concerning publication of books and pamphlets, and determination and compilation of results.

  14. Malawi - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution (Referendum on Malawi's Political System) Regulations, 1993 (G.N. No. 5 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-02-04 | MWI-1993-R-40063

  15. Malawi - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment)(No. 2) Act, 1992

    Adoption: 1992-11-13 | MWI-1992-C-33442

    Provides that the President may at any time call a referendum by which eligible citizens of Malawi shall be asked to cast their votes to determine any matter or issue of national interest or concern.


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