After two official statements issued last month, Judges for Judges and three Commonwealth legal associations are pleased to note that in Malawi a Presidential election was duly held on 23 June 2020.
In their third joint statement they commend the Judiciary and Parliament for fulfilling their duties to the constitution, to their international obligations and to democratic principles.
For the second time in less than a week, Judges for Judges and three Commonwealth legal associations have issued a statement on the rule of law in Malawi. They express the most serious concern at the purported ‘leave pending retirement’ of the Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court of Appeal.
In their new joint statement they call on the Malawi government to ensure that due process is followed in line with the national constitution and its international obligations.
Judges for Judges, the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association, the Commonwealth Legal Education
Association and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association are extremely concerned about the continued threats to the independence of the judiciary in Malawi.
In their joint statement published online, they urge all parties in Malawi to respect the authority of the judiciary and ensure that due process is followed in line with the Malawi constitution and its international obligations.