Law Commission, stakeholders reviewing Malawi Citizenship Act

Published: 13/Apr/2019
Source: Nyasa Times (Malawi)

Malawi Law Commission is conducting consultative meetings to review the Malawi Citizenship Act meant to provide a forum for various stakeholders to discuss, share experiences and provide guidance on the reformed Act.

This week at a daylong workshop at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe kick-started the first of three regional workshops to be conducted as a mandate of the Law Commission to engage in substantive consultation exercises at various levels and different stages of the Law reform process.

Chairperson of the Special Law Commission on the review of Malawi Citizenship Act, Justice Rizine Mzikamanda told the stakeholders that the review would enable the special Law Commission to develop proposed legislation that reflects the wishes of Malawians and which is responsive to the rights and needs of the society, saying the developments outlined in the areas of citizenship Law indicate that the Act is outdated in some respect.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Dual Nationality
Regions: Malawi
Year: 2019