Con Court to get International Award for outlawing child marriage

Chief Justice-designateLuke Malaba has travelled to Rwanda to receive an award on behalf of the Constitutional Court. The award was was sponsored by Women’s Link Worldwide, a Rwanda-based organisation and will be handed over to Malaba during the ongoing five-day Colloquium on Women and Girls Rights to Good Health.

The Judicial Service Commission said:

The Acting Chief Justice is attending a Colloquium on Women and Girls Rights to Good Health, hosted by a Rwandese organisation called Women’s Link Worldwide

While in Rwanda, the Acting Chief Justice will receive on behalf of the Constitutional Court, an award celebrating the Constitutional Court judgment in Mudzuru and Tsopodzi vs the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Others case number CCZ 12/15, which outlawed child marriages.

Malaba was appointed Chief Justice to takeover, from retired Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, but is yet to take his oath of office due to the travel. Chief Justice Luke Malaba, sitting with eight other judges of the Constitutional Court last year, declared unconstitutional any unions involving children below 18 years.

More: Chronicle


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