Malawi debates its anti-LGBTI law, still on hold
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Malawi debates its anti-LGBTI law, still on hold

For now, Malawi is abiding by the principle that fundamental human rights, including the human rights of LGBTI people, should not be jeopardized by putting them to a vote in a referendum. Janet Banda, Malawi’s solicitor general, last month said the government will conduct unspecified “public inquiries,” not a referendum, into whether the country’s anti-homosexuality … Continue reading

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Malawi police end moratorium on anti-gay arrests

Media outlets in Malawi yesterday reported the arrest of two men on homosexuality charges — despite a 2012 decision to halt such arrests countrywide. Nyasa Times and Malawi24 reported that police in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, arrested Cuthbert Kulemela, 19, and Kelvin Gonani, 39, for allegedly having sexual intercourse inside Gonani’s home. Police spokesperson Esther Nkwanda … Continue reading

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It’s official: No more Malawi arrests under anti-gay laws

Malawi has stopped arresting people for same-sex intimacy pending a review of the country’s anti-gay laws, Malawi’s justice minister told the U.N. Human Rights Committee last week. The latest moratorium is related to last fall’s move by the country’s High Court to review the constitutionality of Malawi’s anti-gay laws.  The court invited government agencies, religious … Continue reading

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Aperçu 2015: Douze nations lugubres et sept qui s’éclaircissent

Publié le 13 Janvier 2015 par Colin Stewart Alors que le débat sur les droits des LGBTI dans le monde entier continue en 2015, des progrès ont été réalisés dans au moins sept des 76+ pays où l’activité homosexuelle est illégale. Dans onze pays et une région, la situation est déjà lugubre et pourrait encore … Continue reading