Malawi Judiciary Joins Conference for Constitutional Jurisdictions In Africa (CCJA)

Malawi Judiciary Joins Conference for Constitutional Jurisdictions In Africa (CCJA)

The Malawi Judiciary has become the 47th Member Jurisdiction for the
Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions in Africa (CCJA) following its
adhesion on 30 March 2022.

CCJA, which has its seat in Algiers, Algeria, federates the jurisdictions of the
Member States of the African Union in a single space in order to serve the
African citizen and promote justice in Africa. The association was established in
2011 pursuant to decision Assembly/AU/DEC.324 (XV) relating to the
establishment of an African framework for constitutional justice during the 15th
Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the
African Union, held in Kampala, Uganda, from 25 to 27 July 2010.
Delivering his congratulatory message to the Malawi Judiciary on the occasion,
CCJA President and Chief Justice of Angola Laurinda Prazeres Monteiro
Cardoso indicated that Malawi’s membership will be confirmed during the 6th

Congress for all member institutions scheduled for November in Rabat,
Morocco this year. Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanda, SC applied on behalf of
the Judiciary.
And hailing the membership, the Chief Justice expects that once confirmed, the
Judiciary is set to fulfill its membership obligations and stand to greatly benefit
in areas of justice and constitutional law as well as contribute to international
constitutional justice.

The Conference aims to:
a) Bring together, in a common African framework, African jurisdictions
responsible for ensuring compliance with the Constitution;
b) Promote constitutional justice in Africa through dialogue and consultation;
c) Promote solidarity and mutual aid among its members;
d) Promote the sharing of experiences and information in constitutional
e) Establish links with the legal community, in particular academia;
f) Develop relations of exchange and cooperation between the Conference and
similar organizations throughout the world; and
g) Offer the contribution of Africa at the international level in the area of
constitutional justice.

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