Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2063832
 


 



Witchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi


Chi Mgbako


Fordham University School of Law

Katherine Glenn


affiliation not provided to SSRN

May 21, 2012

George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 389, 2011
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2063832

Abstract:     
This Article explores potential community-based interventions to assist victims of witchcraft accusations, based on forty-five case studies from an experimental mobile legal-aid clinic in Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa where witchcraft accusations are widespread and often irreparably harm those accused. In Malawi, the accused are mainly older women who are often blamed for bewitching young children.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: May 22, 2012 ; Last revised: May 24, 2012

Suggested Citation

Mgbako, Chi and Glenn, Katherine, Witchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi (May 21, 2012). George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 389, 2011; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2063832. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2063832

Contact Information

Chi Mgbako (Contact Author)
Fordham University School of Law ( email )
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States
Katherine Glenn
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 620
Downloads: 131
Download Rank: 133,205

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo1 in 0.391 seconds