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About CHRR

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) is a Human Rights and Governance organizations in Malawi. CHRR’s vision is of a Malawi with a vibrant culture which embraces the values of democracy, human rights and rule of law. Since its inception in 1995, CHRR has championed its work at national level, SADC level through the SADC Human Rights Defenders Network at which it sits in the board, continental level through the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights using its observer status, and at UN level through different UN mechanisms such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  Founded in February 1995 as a non-profit making organization, CHRR got registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962.

UN/African Union: Reject ICC Withdrawal

Security Council Meeting With AU

(New York, September 22, 2016) – The African Union (AU), in advance of a meeting with the United Nations Security Council on September 23, 2016, should end consideration of a call for mass withdrawal of its members from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a group of African nongovernmental organizations and international groups with a presence in Africa said today.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has renewed its call on Malawi government to domesticate the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in line with the Statute’s principle of complementarity.

Speaking from Dakar, Senegal, after witnessing the sentencing of former Chad ruler, Hissene Habre over crimes against humanity, CHRR Human Rights Advocacy Coordinator, Fletcher Simwaka, said Habre’s successful trial in a foreign country, Senegal, is a moment of reflection for Malawi regarding her legal position on serious crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and war aggression.