Constitutional right of free assembly

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.


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