The United Nations (UN) has asked Malawi to abolish the death penalty saying it abuses human rights especially the right to life.
Since 1992 no execution has been carried out and the UN says this will put Malawi in good stead to abolish the death penalty.
UN representatives to Malawi say there is an alternative to death penalty which is life imprisonment.
The reps further said UN believes that the abolishment of the death penalty will help to harness the right to life everyone is entitled to.
Commenting on the issue Malawi Law Society general secretary Khumbo Soko stressed that there is a need for Malawi to decide whether to maintain or abolish the death penalty.
In 2007 the high court of Malawi abolished the mandatory death penalty but it was brought back following rampant incidences of killings in the country.