CMJA Council Member from Canada, Justice Lynne Leitch, was appointed to the First Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network which was launched in Vienna. Austria on 9-10 April 2018.
The CMJA former Director of Studies, Hon. Keith Hollis, organised a Panel Session on behalf of the CMJA at the Conference launching the Global Judicial Integrity Network on “A Trade-Off? Balancing Independence and Accountability” . Panellists included Justice Charles Mkandawire, Council member for Malawi and Justice Lynne Leitch. Reporting back, Justice Mkandawire indicated that the session had been extremely well attended and the issues raised, in particular the status of magistrates and the need to follow due process to be followed when disciplining judicial officers were of particular concern to those participating.