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Witchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi

23 Pages Posted: 22 May 2012 Last revised: 24 May 2012

Chi Mgbako

Fordham University School of Law

Katherine Glenn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 21, 2012

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.

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2063832

Chi Mgbako (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10023
United States

Katherine Glenn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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