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Malawi’s five constitutional court judges nominated for ‘Chatham House Prize’

Malawi’s five constitutional court judges

By Taonga Sesani

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi’s five Constitutional Court (Court) judges have been nominated for ‘Chatham House Prize’.

This follow their brevity in handling the 2019 presidential election case which later favour opposition parties.

Chatham house has therefore congratulated the five judges for standing the truth of the law hence included on the shortlist for the 2020 Chatham house prize.

The five judges comprised of Healey Potani, Mike Tembo, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga and Redson Kapindu.

In press statement made available to The Maravi Post written to Justice Healy Potani and signed by the director Chatham House Dr Robin Niblett said the bravery that was shown by the judges in protecting the constitutional process has made strong impression on research programmes.

The statement said the selection of the shortlist nominees is rigorous and the house initially draws on the inputs of their senior research teams.

“The first Chatham House Prize was won by H.E Victor Yuschenko president if the Ukraine, since then the winners have included H. E Joaquin Chissano, president of Mozambique and H.E John Kufour president of Ghana,” reads the statement.

Since its establishment in 1920 Chatham house has been leading centre for research and analysis of international affairs.

Chatham house prize is an international award that is presented to an international or statesperson who is judged by the Chatham house members to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.

Maravi Post Reporter
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  1. What fantastic news! Well done to the 5 judges and to Malawi! A well deserved award.

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