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.
New Council Member for the Indian Ocean
Region. On 1 December, the CMJA appointed a new Member
of Council from Bangladesh Judge Shariff Reza Jaker.
We were very sad to learn of the passing of our Council Member for Nigeria,
Mrs Nkiruka Franklin-Iguh who was elected in 2012 and who was also
President of the Magistrates Association of Nigeria. Our thoughts and prayers
go to the Association and her family at this sad time
800th Magna Carta Foundation award grant awarded to the CMJA, MJA,
together with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the Commonwealth Legal
Education Association for a Travelling Exhibition for the Magna Carta. Click
here for the Press Release. For further information about the Commonwealth-wide
Magna Carta Celebrations please see http://magnacarta800th.com
The CMJA held its conference in Livingstone, Zambia
from 7-11 September 2014. the Conference atttracted over
214 delegates and 44 accompanying persons from 35 jurisdictionis.
The CMJA is grateful to the Zambian Judiciary and government
for their support for the Conference. The Theme of the
Conference was: "Judicial Independence: the
Challenges of the Modern Era". A copy of the
Keynote paper presented by the CMJA President on "Judicial
Independence: The Role of the Chief Justice" is
The CMJA also participated in the Commonwealth
Secretariat's workshop on Judicial Services Commissions
which took place in the wings of the CMJA Conference.
New Council Member for the Caribbean. The CMJA appointed two new Council Members
for the Caribbean Region. They are Mrs Pamela Beckles of Barbados and Mrs
Nicola Stoneham of Bermuda.
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