Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman

"The dawn of the multiparty dispensation in Malawi in 1994 brought about liberal Constitution, which, among other things, created a number of independent bodies, otherwise named watchdog bodies, whose purpose was to safeguard the road to democracy with a system of checks and balances. The research concentrates on four key areas: Institutional governance and effectiveness, Interaction with the government, Interaction with other democracy protection institutions, Interaction with the public and other non-state actors."