Malawi Death Penalty Resentencing Project Wins World Justice Challenge Award

May 2, 2019

The World Justice Project has recognized the Malawi Death Penalty Resentencing Project with the 2019 World Justice Challenge: Access to Justice Solutions award.

Cornell Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, in partnership with Cleary Gottlieb and Reprieve, worked to ensure the fair resentencing of nine indigent individuals in Malawi. Lawyers from Cleary’s London, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices also collaborated with the organizations on the development of international legal norms protecting vulnerable persons from the application of the death penalty, including individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities.

Winners of the World Justice Challenge award represent the top projects in a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and successful solutions to improve access to justice. For more information about the project, click here.

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