Chapter IX of the Constitution establish courts at various levels, their composition, and powers. The Supreme Court of Appeal Act provides for the structure, powers and functions of the Supreme Court of Appeal, while the Courts Act provides for the structure, powers and functions of the High Court of Malawi and Subordinate Courts.

Cause Lists

These are dates on which cases are set to be heard:


Honourable The Chief Justice, Andrew Nyirenda

The Registrar of High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal, Gladys Gondwe

The Chief Courts Administrator, Edith Chikagwa

Chief Justice Statement

I am pleased to present the Malawi Judiciary Strategic Plan (MJSP) 2018-2023, that will be implemented under the theme “Serving People Better”, realising that justice delayed is justice denied. The Plan marks an important milestone in consolidating the achievements that the Judiciary has made overtime, especially with the implementation of the MJSP 2011-2017. The Strategic Plan is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III, Policy Framework Paper, and other national policy frameworks. This Strategic Plan builds on the achievements and lessons of MJSP 2011-2017.

Court Procedures

While in the Judiciary Website you can get all the information you need in order to file a complaint at any of the Courts.


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