Witchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi
Fordham University School of Law
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May 21, 2012
George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 389, 2011
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2063832
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.
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Date posted: May 22, 2012 ; Last revised: May 24, 2012
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