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In 1994, Malawi adopted an unusually progressive Constitution, unprecedented in the country's political and constitutional history. Human Rights Under the Malawian Constitution, by UCT's Assoc Prof Danwood Chirwa, takes stock of the human rights jurisprudence generated by the new Constitution, and the country's judiciary since.
When Religion and Health Align: Mobilising religious health assets for transformation is co-edited by UCT's Prof James Cochrane and Barbara Schmid. These selected essays, originally presented at the African Religious Health Assets Programme International Colloquium in Cape Town in 2009, include several cutting-edge studies and reflections on the increasingly important interface between religion and public health.
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