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Principles and Declarations
The Commonwealth Principles (Latimer House) on the Three Branches of Government
(includes the Latimer House Guidelines on Parliamentary Supremancy and Judicial Independence, the Nairobi Plan of Action for Africa and the Edinburgh Plan of Action for the Development and Implementation of the Commonwealth Latimer House Principles).

Copies available from the CMJA or click here to access the documents.

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CMJA Journal

Annual subscription to the CMJA Journal and Newsletter

£45 including postage

Manuals and Toolkits

A Guide for the Magistrate in the Commonwealth: Fundamental Princples and Recommended Practices
(formerly "The Magistrate in the Commonwealth : A Training Manual")
Published August 2016
Available in hard copy (£5.00) or CD (£5.00). Both versions £10.00
Available free to Individual Members on the Membership Area


Gender and Human Rights Toolkit
Containing the International/Commonwealth regional instruments for use by paralegals/lawyers and judicial officers. Updated 2010. CD version only. Price £10.00.

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Reports on Seminars/Conferences/Meetings

Parliamentary Supremacy and Judicial Independence - report of the proceedings of the Joint Collquium 1998 edited by John Hatchard and Peter Slinn, published by Cavendish Publishing - price £10.

The role of the judiciary in developing and maintaining a Vibrant Human Rights Environment in the Commonwealth. Report on the seminar held in Cyprus in 1998 - price £5.00

Report on the Gender and Human Rights Workshop - Nadi, Fiji, 2004. Hard copy only. Price £10.00.

The Report from the Colloquium on the Implementation of the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles - July 2008. Price £10.00.

Reports on former Triennial Conferences held in Turks and Caicos (2009) Toronto (2006), Malawi (2003), Edinburgh (2000), South Africa (1997), Zimbabwe (1994), Sydney (1991). Hard copy £20.00 (+ £2.00 postage). CD version available for the Toronto Conference only £10.00.


The report on the Turks and Caicos Conference

"Justice for the Next Generation. The Protection and Promotion of Judicial Independence and a Colloquium on the Child and the Law (jointly with UNICEF)", held from 26 September to 23 October 2009.Hard Copies cost £20.00 each (+ £2.00 additional heavy item postage). CD Copies cost £10.00.


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Free to members (or £10.00 per copy)

Last issue Volume 23, No 2, December 2017

Last issue Volume 23, No 3, June 2018

Sir Henry Brooke
Foxes and Hegehogs- Legal Animals?, Kenneth C Mackenzie
Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountablity: The CMJA Takes an International Lead, Keith Hollis
Judicial Accountability as an Evolving And Fluid Concept, John Lowndes (republished)
Poor Public Image: Dealing with Comments by Politicians and the Media, James Dinegemans
Judicial Appointments, Georgina Wood
Law Reports
Republic v Chengo and others
Bano v Union of India and Other Petitions

Book Review
Changing the Law: a Practical Guide to Law Reform

Sample copy of the Editorial - click here

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Free to members

Last issue Volume 43, April 2018


1. Editorial
2. Queen's Commonwealth Day Message
3. Meet our Members
4. Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5. EAMJA Meeting
6. Forum on Traditional Courts
7. Judicial Independence Issues
8. PNG Opening of the Legal Year
9. Judicial Training in the Gambia
10. Innovative Ideas used around the Courts
11. CMJA's 50th Anniversary
12. New Members
13. Diary of Events

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