The CMJA issues Statements in relation to Judicial Independence
issues from time to time, on occaision jointly with other organisations.
In addition, the CMJA has issued a number of Resolutions during
Please click on the links below for these Statements and Resolutions
May - Lesotho
in Support of the Judiciary in Seychelles.
September - Kenya
condemning the Threats against the Judiciary of Kenya
July - Kenya
Joint Statement in support of the Judiciary
February - Cameroon
on the Arrest and Detention of Lawyers and Judges
June - Botswana
on the Suspension of the Four Judges in Botswana
October - Botswana
on the Impeachment of four judges in Botswana
Resolution on the Lack of Suffiicent Resources in the Courts-
here to read the resolution
July - South Africa
on the failure of the South African State to abide by court orders
for the arrest of Al-Bashir in line with their ICC obligations.
April - Swaziland
Statement on the arrests of the Chief Justice and Justice Simelane
and Justice Annadale.
on the Strike of Judicial Officers and Staff in Malawi.
December - Maldives
on the Amendment to the Judicature Act and subsequent removal of
Chief Justice Faiz and Justice Adnan from the Supreme Court of the
January - Nauru
The CLA, CLEA and CMJA issued a
Statement following the forced removal and deportation of Magistrate
Peter Law from Nauru, the disregard for the Chief Justice's injunction
on the matter and the revocation of the Chief Justice's visa to
October 2013- CHOGM
The CLA, CLEA and CMJA made a submission to the British Foreign
and Commonwealth Office and to the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department
about their concerns about the lack of respect for the Commonwealth
fundamental values in the run up the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting being held in Sri Lanka in November.
April 2013- Sri Lanka
The CLA, CLEA and CMJA issued a Resolution
at the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference being held in Cape Town,
South Africa on the rule of law and threats against judicial independence
in Sri Lanka and urged the Commonwealth to consider placing Sri
Lanka on the agenda of the next CMAG meeting and consider not moving
the CHOGM from Sri Lanka. Click here for the full statement.
December - Sri Lanka
CMJA, CLA and CLEA issue statement on the Impeachment of
the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. Click
here for the full text.
November - Sri Lanka
CMJA, CLA and CLEA issue statement on the Impeachment of the Chief
Justice of Sri Lanka. Click
here for the full text.
September - CMJA Resolution on Commonwealth
(Latimer House) Principles
CMJA Council adopt Resolution calling for better respect for
the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles. Click
here for Resolution
August - SADC Trinbunal
Joint statement on the SADC Tribunal. Click
here for Statement
October - Status of Magistrates
on the Status of Magistrates issued at the CMJA Conference in
Turks and Caicos.
October- Resolution on Children and the Law
Resolution on Justice for the Next Generation
The Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children in contact
with the Law