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By Nicole Orttung Witchcraft accusations are on the rise in Malawi, challenging the legal and political system to address startling assaults on human rights. InMagistrate Damson Banda of Malawi had the delicate task of presiding over the trial of three accused witches.
Vigilante justice — including witch-hunts — flourishes when institutions fail to serve the justice that society demands. The nearly three-quarters of Malawians who believe in witchcraft see evidence of bewitchment in grave illnesses, inexplicable deaths, and sudden financial ruin.
In their eyes, scheming, powerful witches brought about these misfortunes. Contrarily, international human rights observers consider the suspected witches to be victims rather than aggressors, noting that the accused endure unjustifiable mistreatment, abuse, and ostracism by their communities.
In the face of these conflicting worldviews, how can justice be served?
In Malawi, a country in southeast Africa that is home to about 16 million people, violent witch-hunts occurred about once a week in The fate of accused witches ranges from stigmatization, to banishment, torture, and even death. Overwhelmingly, the individuals most often charged with witchcraft are those least able to defend themselves: Of the 45 witchcraft cases handled by one Malawian legal cliniconly five concerned adult men.
Instead, it is always the worst off and most vulnerable … [and] there are increasing numbers of accusations against children. Religious and other spiritual leaders stand to gain from the business of persecuting witches. Prophet Helen Ukpabio of Nigeria is just one of the many religious leaders who have made careers detecting and punishing witches, generating personal profits and fame along the way.
Nonetheless, experienced justices, such as Magistrate Banda, have found that their position can give them a platform to challenge the persecution of witches. Witchcraft accusations cannot be written off as a lingering traditional practice.
In this case, the magistrate patiently heard family grievances and advised the family on how to move forward. Some international organizations have been able to make headway as well.
A mobile legal clinic was established in Malawi in order to resolve witchcraft accusations through mediation, thus preventing mob violence. Though the clinic was able to deter many accusers, boosting awareness of the law is not a comprehensive solution when the law is at odds with popular belief and the underlying causes of accusations go unaddressed.
In Malawi, where there is one medical doctor per 50, people and national life expectancy averages just 36 years, witchcraft offers an explanation for why tragedy strikes. The justice system can step in to prevent one tragedy from taking additional victims.Witchcraft is the practice of magic and use of spells that often involves the invocation of from mtb15.com Find this Pin and more on Ancient Wisdom by Michelle Mi-Belle.
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