Failing witnesses in serious and organised crimes: policy perpsective for witness protective measures in Malawi

Kayuni, Steven and Jamu, Edister (2015) Failing witnesses in serious and organised crimes: policy perpsective for witness protective measures in Malawi. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 41 (3). pp. 422-438. ISSN 0305-0718

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Abstract

Witness protection (procedural and non-procedural) concept has become firmly entrenched in modern criminal justice systems for purposes of securing the much needed testimony and amelioration of vulnerable witnesses’ circumstances. Witness protective measures have been used mostly in serious and organized crime prosecutions. Notwithstanding this, Malawi’s criminal justice system including its reforms has completely ignored this leaving witnesses vulnerable to tampering and intimidation. This article explores Malawi’s circumstances by focusing on serious and organised crime such as corruption and money laundering. It further offers some recommendations and policy perspectives as to what can possibly be done to ameliorate the witness situation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Criminal law, serious and organised crime, witness protection, policy-oriented jurisprudence, protective segregation
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
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Depositing User: Steven Kayuni
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55746

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