Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC)

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Territory: Malawi
Continent: Africa
Scope: National
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 cofounder 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.  

Contact details:

Address: HB House, along Paul Kagame Road, Private Bag 378, Lilongwe 
Telephone:  +26501750900 
Email: [email protected]

Website: website.idiasmw.com/mhrc/