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Name: Penal Code (Chapter 7:01) [as amended to Act No. 8 of 1999].
Country: Malawi
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1930-04-01
Entry into force:
ISN: MWI-1930-L-79926
Bibliography: Penal Code, Government Printer, Malawi, 169 p.
Chapter I - Preliminary
Chapter II - Interpretation
Chapter III - Territorial Application of this Code
Chapter IV - General Rules as to Criminal Responsibility
Chapter V - Parties to Offences
Chapter VI - Punishments

DIVISION I - Offences Against Public Order
Chapter VII - Treason and other Offences Against the Government's Authority
Chapter VIII - Offences Affecting Relations with Foreign States and External Tranquility
Chapter IX - Unlawful Assemblies, Riots and Other Offences Against Public Tranquility

DIVISION II - Offences against the Administration of Lawful Authority
Chapter X - Corruption and the Abuse of Office
Chapter XI - Offences Relating to the Administration of Justice
Chapter XII - Rescues, Escapes and Obstructing Officers of Court of Law
Chapter XIII - Miscellaneous Offences against Public Authority

DIVISION III - Offences Injurious to the Public in General
Chapter XIV - Offences relating to Religion
Chapter XV - Offences against Morality
Chapter XVI - Offences Relating to Marriage and Domestic Obligations
Chapter XVII - Nuisances and Offences against Health and Convenience
Chapter XVIII - Defamation

DIVISION IV - Offences against the Person
Chapter XIX - Murder and Manslaughter
Chapter XX - Duties relating to the Preservation of Life and Health
Chapter XXI - Offences Connected with Murder and Suicide
Chapter XXII - Offences Endangering Life or Health
Chapter XXIII - Criminal Recklessness and Negligence
Chapter XXIV - Assaults
Chapter XXV - Offences against Liberty

DIVISION V - Offences Relating to Property
Chapter XXVI - Theft
Chapter XXVII - Offences allied to Stealing
Chapter XXVIII - Robbery and Extortion
Chapter XXIX - Burglary, Housebreaking and Similar Offences
Chapter XXX - Miscellaneous Provisions
Chapter XXXI - False Pretences
Chapter XXXII - Receiving Property Stolen or Unlawfully Obtained and like Offences
Chapter XXXIII - Frauds by Trustees and Persons in a Position of Trust, and False Accounting

DIVISION VI - Malicious Injuries to Property
Chapter XXXIV - Offences Causing Injury to Property

DIVISION VII - Forgery, coining and counterfeiting
Chapter XXXV - Definitions
Chapter XXXVI - Punishments for Forgery
Chapter XXXVII - Offences relating to Coin and to Bank and Currency Notes
Chapter XXXVIII - Counterfeit Stamps
Chapter XXXIX - Trade Marks
Chapter XL - Personation
Chapter XLI - Secret Commissions and Corrupt Practices

DIVISION VIII - Attempts ad Conspiracies to commit Crimes, and Accessories after the fact
Chapter XLII - Attempts
Chapter XLIII - Conspiracies
Chapter XLIV - Accessories after the Fact

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