Alexious Kamagila

Fellow - Death Penalty (Malawi)
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Alexious holds an LLM in International Comparative Disability Law and Policy from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and a bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Malawi, Chancellor college. Alexious has also attended a number of courses and trainings, including, International Disability Law Summer School Certificate, June 2019, Mental Health Workshop completion Certificate, November 2019, Certificate of completion, Attorney Against the Death Penalty Training Makwanyane Institute, Cornell University, New York, 2018, Certificate of Distinction, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Open Society Scholarship Pre-Academic Summer School, 2018. Certificate in Global Health, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, 2018.

Alexoius is currently a Fellow for Reprieve UK (& Makwanyane Institute Fellow) focusing on the following: Improving capital defence in Malawi through advocacy and training of lawyers, Advocacy for the abolition of the Death Penalty, Improving access to justice in the criminal justice system, due process and the right to fair trial, advocating for the review of law on Torture in investigation, Advocating for protection and realization of rights of persons with albinism and those in places detention. With the support of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (London Office) Alexious is pursuing appeals and clemency petitions for 15 of the 25 inmates on death row in Malawi. Alexious also volunteers with the Community of San’t Egidio’s social outreach programs aimed at promoting the general welfare of the Elderly and fighting against rights violations arising from witch-hunting, killings of persons with albinism and promoting respect for the rights of prisoners through Legal Clinic termed Justice for All. At the Sant’ Egidio Alexious also argues cases on behalf of various individuals for free, to caution the gap of effective legal representation between the poor and the rich. He lives by the motto “You live life to the fullest when you live for others.