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Law of Malawi

The Malawi Legal System is based on the English Law.

Judiciary of Malawi

The hierarchy of Malawi courts are as follows:

  • Magisterial lower court
  • A High Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal is the highest court of justice in the country.


  • Malawi Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
    • Directorate of Public Prosecutions
    • Department of Legal Aid
    • Department of the Administrator General
    • Department of the Registrar General
    • Drafting Section
    • Civil Section (headed by the Attorney General)