Three Malawi judges to undergo Civil Law training in Egypt

The Egyptians Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) Wednesday awarded three judges two weeks training on Civil and Civilian Laws in Egypt.

Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy and the Minister of Justice and constitution Affairs pose for a group photo with High Court Judges - Pic by Stanley Makuti

Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy and the Minister of Justice and constitution Affairs pose for a group photo with High Court Judges – Pic by Stanley Makuti

The three High Court Judges Justice Annabel Mtalimanja, Justice Dr Redson Kapindu and Justice Michael Tembo are based at the Lilongwe Commercial Court, Zomba and Blantyre High Courts respectively.

Speaking during the presentation of the awards at the Egyptian embassy residence in Lilongwe, Ambassador of Egypt to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy said Judiciary is a very important sector hence the need to be trained on capacity building.

“We all know that the judiciary is a very important sector of government and they need more training to build their capacity building to fit in the global world,” said El-Adawy.

He however, said his country cannot manage to send all the judges for training, but has hopes that the group that would be trained would share knowledge with their fellow judges.

El-Adawy said apart from the training, networking and acquiring new skills the three judges would also be privileged to witness the Parliamentary elections that would take place in the country.

Minister of Justice and Constitution Affairs, Samuel Tembenu said the training will help to build the capacity of the Judges as Egypt follows the Civil Law and Malawi follows the Common Law.

Explained Tembenu, ;“Our judges are well vest in Common Laws and they need more knowledge in Civil Law matters because some matters that would come before them would involves Civil Law and since we are living in a global world there is a need to be very conversant with these matters to be able to preside people’s matters and affairs.”

He then encouraged the Judges not only to learn about the Civil Law, but also to impart their fellow judges in Egypt with knowledge on Common Law.

Tembenu also asked the judges that when they come back they should impart the knowledge been acquired to their fellow judges.

One of the beneficiaries, Justice Michael Tembo said it was important for them to go to Egypt to learn on Civil Law since is different from the legal system the country follows.

He added that since the system is quite different it is important for them to go and share experiences on how they do their work and learn how others do their work as well since they are living in a global world.

The two weeks training will start from October 18 and ends on October 29, 2015

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Egypt’s handling of the case involving Aljazeera journalists, the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mhammad Morsi, cases around Arab Spring including dictator Hosni Mubarack, demonstrate that the country is legally bankrupt, and that there is nothing we can learn from there except their ways! What is this good for Malawi?


Serious? Egypt!
We are getting nowhere.


It seems we can learn a lot of things from Egypt and we should never be selective in what we learn especially the good ones. One of them is that a president can resign when things do not favour his mandate. Can we learn from that as well? Just to keep up with our young democracy!


Judges of High Court and one has a PhD, but they still jump on this kind of training in Egypt? Laughable


kungomva kuti kunja basi ma judge kuthamangira osasiyila ma lay magistrate training ngati imeneyi ayiguputo KKKK?????

crazy stuff

They will become sodoms

saindi misale

Separate the government of Egypt from the dpecific course providers and their objectives in a micro than macro perspective. That the event will be held in a democratically challenged country should not paint the wrong picture that our judges will not learn a thing or two for the betterment of the judicial system..

Isaac Banda

Courts in Egypt are the worst, state interference in justice system, what exactly will these good judges learn in Egypt? Trying to learn purity in Sodom and Gomorrah.

Rodgers Banda

Gone learn and train SHAMIA LAW.

Steven Malamba

I really doubt whether Cairo is the best place for this type of training. These guys care less about civil rights. What are they going to teach our judges – to be imprisoning journalists? May be it is on Cairo’s expense! Otherwise enjoy your brief tour of the Arab land.

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