Justice Charles Mkandawire, Regional Vice President
for East, Central and Southern Africa and ICJ Commissioner,
participated in the ICJ mission to Swaziland (supported
by the CMJA) following the arrests and suspension of the
Chief Justice and Justices Simelane and Annadale in April.
A full report will be available in due course but the mission
found deep flaws in the justice system: http://www.icj.org/swaziland-mission-finds-deep-flaws-in-justice-system/
On 23 April 2015, LA, CLEA, CMJA issue a statement
on the arrests of the Chief Justice of Swaziland
and Justice Simelane and Justice Annadale.
The CMJA Secretary General also participated
in the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Cybersecurity
Forum held in London on "Securing Cyberspace for
Economic and Social Development". She participated
as one of the panellists on the Commonwealth's response
The CMJA Secretary General participated
in the Commonwealth Law Conference held in Glasgow
from 12-16 April 2015. She spoke in the session on Model
Form of Judicial Appointments. A copy of her speech is available
from the CMJA secretariat.
We were very sad to learn of the passing of the Chairperson
of the Gender Section and Hon. Life Vice President, Mrs
Clover Thompson Gordon who was a dedicated member of
Council for many years. She will be sadly missed by all
22 December 2014: CLA, CLEA, CMJA issue a statement
on the Strike of Judicial Officers and Staff in Malawi.
16 December 2014: CLA, CLEA, CMJA issue
on the Amendment to the Judicature Act and subsequent removal
of Chief Justice Faiz and Justice Adnan from the Supreme
Court of the Maldives.
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