The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Youth And Society(YAS ) have urged government to use its new membership at Human Rights Council to improve human rights record in the country
The two groups noted that Malawi has succeeded to win a seat at the Council, despite its poor human rights record characterized by killings of persons with albinism and those accused of witchcraft.
It also cited a long-standing culture of impunity for gross human rights violations, including use of torture in police cells and other places of detention, widespread corruption among others.
In a statement made available to Nation Online, YAS executive director Charles Kajoloweka and CHRR acting executive director Michael Kaiyatsa
challenged the Tonse Alliance administration to embrace this responsibility by expediting all outstanding
cases of human rights violations.
The statement adds that if government fails to do so, it should eventually be expelled from the Council.