Statement on forced retirement of Supreme Court judges in Malawi

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.