Probono lawyers pledge support in human trafficking cases
Over 650 private probono lawyers have pledged to provide legal support to victims of trafficking in the country.
This comes as a rights organization fighting for the plight of victims of trafficking; Global Hope Mobilization – has launched a USAID funded 2-year project dubbed “Tigwilane manja counter-trafficking activity”.
According to reports lack of legal representation has been cited as a major problem which has led to 688 cases of trafficking which requires good representation pending in courts.
Speaking to MIJ Online, Caleb Thole, Global hope Mobilization Director said the project seeks to provide justice to victims of trafficking to ensure traffickers are prosecuted and survivors of trafficking are protected.
On her part, Felisa Mitambo, Malawi law society vice President said the Society will consider strengthening the already existing probono services framework in order to assist those who cannot afford a lawyer.