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The functions of the Section are:-

  • Provide advice on International Law and Treaty matters to the Government
  • Initiate negotiations and finalization of treaties and international agreements;
  • Formulation and implementation of the Ministry’s policies on matters pertaining to the Immunities and Privileges Act, the Treaties and Conventions Act, Publications Act , the Refugee Act and other multilateral agreement;
  • Updating  and compiling records on treaties;
  • Assist with drafting statements articulating negotiating positions;
  • Provide advice on territorial issues relating to Malawi’s boundaries;
  • Registration of bilateral agreements with the international organizations;
  • Undertake or initiate consultation that precede Malawi’s decisions to become party to bilateral and multilateral agreements;
  • Other general international law matters;

In discharging the above listed duties the Unit anticipates to be assisted by the legal experts expected to be stationed at its technical missions like the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland.


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