The Constitution of the Republic of Malawi

Date: May 18, 1994

Relevant Keywords

Appeal against decision of acquittal or conviction or against sentence - national proceedings
Fair trial standards
Legal Aid
Ne bis in idem
Presumption of innocence
Rights during investigation - access to interpreter and translation if questioned in other language
Rights during investigation - arbitrary arrest or detention and deprivation of liberty
Rights during investigation - informed of belief that crime has been committed
Rights during investigation - legal assistance
Rights during investigation - not to be subjected to any form of coercion, duress or threat, to torture or to any other form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Rights during investigation - remain silent
Rights during investigation - self incrimination
Rights during trial - burden of proof
Rights during trial - counsel of accused's choosing
Rights during trial - examine witnesses
Rights during trial - free communication with counsel
Rights during trial - informed promptly and in detail of charges
Rights during trial - interpretation and translation
Rights during trial - legal assistance
Rights during trial - raise defences
Rights during trial - remain silent
Rights during trial - tried without undue delay
Rights during trial - unsworn oral or written statement in defence