Court fees and access to justice: towards a policy-oriented approach in Malawi

Kayuni, Steven (2015) Court fees and access to justice: towards a policy-oriented approach in Malawi. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 41 (1). pp. 29-44. ISSN 0305-0718

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Abstract

In this article, the author examines the rise in court fees which has been decided in Malawi. The author argues that this increase is excessive and contravenes the constitutional right of access to justice, as poor litigants cannot afford the fees and thereby cannot access the justice system. In his analysis, the author suggests that the decision-makers in Malawi should adopt a policy-oriented approach in reviewing court fees in order to protect citizens’ rights and achieve equality.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Steven Kayuni
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 05:49
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54002

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