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JIFA Newsletter #20/2019 - 23 May 2019
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 16:00

In this edition: 

AfricanLII Launches the Beta version (open for user testing) of an African Caselaw Citator and Judge Thomas Masuku expelled as a judge in Swaziland during 2011- claims he is the victim of a kangaroo court...

JIFA Newsletter #28/2020 - 23 July 2020
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 08:15

In this edition 

- From the Justice in Africa Team

- Developing story: Concern about CJ’s memo that heads of court must ‘see and approve’ all judgments before delivery

- Election focus: Allowing birth certificates for voter ID would be a ‘retrograde step’ – Ghana’s Supreme Court

= Election focus: Courts’ differing views on whether independent candidates may contest elections

- Election focus: More work needed on Ivory Coast's election commission - African Court

JIFA Newsletter #26/2020 - 9 July 2020
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 08:30

In this edition 

- High Court in Zimbabwe orders woman be recommended for Mvuthu chieftainship vacancy

- Man, criticised by court for not being open about his wealth, leaves divorce empty-handed

- Court slams father's attempt to avoid maintenance for his daughter, 6

JIFA Newsletter #27/2020 - 16 July 2020
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 08:30

In this edition 

- From the Justice in Africa Team

- African Court tells Tanzania: your constitution violates basic rights 

- Preserve your independence, court urges Namibian election commission

- Woman candidate from Malawi’s 2019 elections wins court order for fresh polls in her constituency

JIFA Newsletter #25/2020 - 2 July 2020
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 11:30

In this edition 

- Namibian President must sign affidavit on exercise of his ‘formidable powers’ – high court 

- Apex courts in two African countries try to avoid ‘absurd results’ in labour matters

- Judge slams Kenya's 'shameful' treatment of diplomat

JIFA Newsletter #24/2020 - 25 June 2020
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 13:15

In this edition 

- Supply doctors, health workers with protection, court tells Lesotho government 

- 'Indeed the dead have rights' - Kenyan high court in Covid exhumation case

JIFA Newsletter #23/2020 - 19 June 2020
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 08:00

In this edition 

- Malawi's judicial crisis deepens: resistance to gvmt moves placing CJ on immediate leave 

- Major decision on gay rights by US Supreme Court

- Judge murdered while presiding in massive DRC corruption trial

- A war against the nation's women and children - Ramaphosa

JIFA and the DGRU Join African Human Rights Organization in a Statement on Threats Against the Independence of Judges in Malawi
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 15:15

The Judicial Institute for Africa joins the DGRU and over 40 respected jurists and organizations from across Africa in a statement on threats against the Malawi Judiciary by the executive. 

Malawi's judicial crisis deepens: CJ sent on immediate leave pending retirement
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 15:00

An extremely serious situation has arisen between the judiciary and President Peter Mutharika’s government in Malawi. On Friday, the executive issued an announcement saying that Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and other senior judges had been put on leave, pending retirement, with immediate effect. That met strong resistance over the weekend and a series of statements was issued supporting the judiciary and urging the government to back off from infringing judicial independence. On Sunday, two urgent applications were brought to court asking, among others, that the CJ's leave pending retirement be put on hold. The four-part order granted in both cases included an order putting on hold the decision that the judges should immediately go on leave. The judiciary of Malawi then issued an unprecedented statement last night, saying that the CJ and other judges affected would continue to do their work 'as per their constitutional mandate'. This is a developing story and we bring you here details of the situation up to last night, Sunday, 14 June, 2020.

JIFA Newsletter #21/2020 - 11 June 2020
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 08:00

In this edition 

- ‘Limping and irrational’ decision overturned on appeal by East African Court

- Regional court upholds freedom of expression, media freedom

- Tanzania must overhaul its oppressive media law after court scraps appeal

- The jurisdiction, jurisprudence and significance of the East African Court of Justice

- Judiciary in Malawi under threat – strong support offered

- Lessons for Covid-19 from HIV response: don’t forget vulnerable groups - women, the unemployed – and sexual minorities

JIFA Newsletter #20/2020 - 4 June 2020
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 08:00

In this edition 

- Bail grant to former First Lady of Lesotho: court finds 'gross irregularities'

- Namibian paralegal's 'naked failure' to be admitted as an attorney

- Court orders huge payout for former CEO of Zambia Railways

JIFA Newsletter #19/2020 - 28 May 2020
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 07:45

In this edition 

- Police officers cannot escape responsibility for rights abuse by citing ‘higher orders’ – Ugandan court

- 'A breath of fresh air': breaking ranks with other SADC courts, Malawi’s election nullification sets a new standard for polls - expert

- Two state entities overseeing Kenyan land administration fight over their respective rights, duties

- Nigeria loses bid for UK courts to hear bribe claims against petrol giants

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