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S v The Council of the University of Malawi Ex-parte Bulaula and Others (94 of 2015) [2016] MWHC 504 (26 April 2016)


The High Court upheld a decision by the respondent (the Council of the University of Malawi) suspending the applicants from the Polytechnic, in Blantyre, following violent demonstrations which took place at the Polytechnic and extended to adjoining places. This was an application, by the 4th applicant (a student suspended from the polytechnic following the demonstrations) for an order of stay of execution of a judgment of the High Court, pending appeal, in a judicial review application brought against the respondent.
 

Malawi Law Society and Others v State and Others (Misc Civil Cause No. 78 of 2002) [2002] MWHC 54 (21 October 2002)


This was an application to nullify presidential directives given at a political rally. The directive banned and criminalised public processions or mass rallies against a constitutional amendment that sought to allow the president to serve an unlimited office term. The applicants argued that the ban violated their rights to freedom of association, assembly and demonstration, expression, conscience, opinion, and political rights, as guaranteed in sections in sections 32, 33, 34, 35, 38 and 40 of the Constitution.
 

Boniface Mwangi v Inspector General of Police and 5 others (Petition 544 of 2015) [2017] eKLR


This petition challenged the refusal of the 2nd respondent, the Kilimani Police Division, to allow the petitioner and a group of other persons to hold a public march and demonstration to State House Gate. The petitioner argued that this was a violation of his right to assemble, demonstrate, picket and petition under article 37 of the Constitution, and the right to fair administrative action under article 47 of the Constitution. 
 

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