Malawi Judges grab CHATHAM House award

By: Chrispine Malingamoyo

The 5 judge panel that nullified the historical 2019 presidential elections have ermerged as winners of this year’s CHATHAM House awards.

This is according to a letter dated 23 October 2020, signed by Director and Chief Excutive of CHATHAM House, Dr Robin Niblett written to the chair of the 5 Judges panel , Harley Potani.

” I’m delighted to inform you that your nomination for the 2020 CHATHAM House prize has been voted for as the winner of this year’s award”, says the letter.

The letter point out that this has been done in recognition to how the judges handled the case.

” Our members recognized you for upholding the independence of judiciary in your historical February 2020 ruling on Malawi’s presidential elections”, reads part of the letter.

CHATHAM House says it will send representative to deliver the award to Judges in Lilongwe in the next UK Conference slated for next year.

CHATHAM House prize was established in 2005 and is awarded on behalf of the Queen of England.

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