Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC)
Competence: Privacy/ Data Protection and ATI/RTI, Ombudsman Role
Year Established: 1999
Number of staff: 71
Head of authority: Ms. Scader Louis (Chairperson)
Commissioner Scader Louis was elected the Chairperson of MHRC on 30th April 2021 replacing late Rev. Patrick Semphere. She is a disability rights activist and her track record demonstrates that she is strongly grounded in the promotion and protection of human rights of vulnerable groups in society. She is a co– founder of Spinal Injuries Association of Malawi (SIAM), an organization which exist to address needs of persons with spinal cord injuries from a rights-based approach. In 2013, Commissioner Louis participated in mainstreaming disability in Africa programme funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Commissioner Louis is an Accountant by profession and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM). Commissioner Louis is a Board Member of Land Base Limited and Joy Abilities Empowerment organization. She is currently working with World Vision Malawi as Risk and Compliance Manager.