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Judge removed for corruption loses reinstatement appeal

Tom Mbaluto was a well-known figure in Kenyan legal circles. He sat in the Milimani commercial court in Nairobi and presided in several high-profile matters. But then the eye of the public and the media settled on him more critically when a tribunal was appointed to investigate corruption allegations against him.

Justice for Malawi's children

WHEN one of Malawi’s best-known judges, and someone particularly passionate about the needs of children, Fiona Mwale, addressed dignitaries at the opening of the Child Justice Court in Lilongwe 18 months ago, she raised an issue close to her heart: deep concern about the number of children detained in adult prisons rather than in specialised homes for youngsters in conflict with the law.

Court gives community right to fish without permit

Landmark judgment for customary rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti

6 June 2018

Photo of Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that traditional fishers do not need a permit to fish in the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve. Photo: Ben Bezuidenhout via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

Court rules on extension of temporary permits

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti

30 May 2018

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review.

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