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Malawi: Protection of Human Rights Defenders

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On 27 August 2020, the Malawi Court delivered a judgment in a case which challenged the President’s decision prior to the elections to order the Chief Justice and another Supreme Court to take leave pending statutory retirement. SALC supported the Malawi Law Society’s application.

“The existence of an independent judiciary is one of the core elements of modern constitutionalism and a cornerstone of democracy and good governance”

The judgment can be found here.