About the Judiciary

The Malawi Judiciary is the branch of the Government of Malawi which interprets and applies the laws of Malawi to ensure equal justice under law and to provide a mechanism for dispute resolution. The Constitution defines the judiciary as a hierarchical system of courts, with the highest court being the Supreme Court of Appeal, together with the High Court and a number of Subordinate Courts. The Malawi Judiciary exists to serve all manner of people to access Justice and offer effective legal remedies. However, court processes are usually perceived as complex and this affects how people can effectively access justice. This website contains information about the Judiciary including on how courts are operating in Malawi. If you go through our pages and still need to find out more about our services, feel free to contact us at any point in time

"To interpret, protect and enforce the Constitution and all laws in an independent and impartial manner"

"Expeditious and impartial Justice for all"

“To contribute to socio-economic development and achieve justice, peace and security in the country in collaboration with justice stakeholders”

“To promote, protect and up-hold the rule of law, democracy, human rights and the Constitution.”

Core Values

  • Integrity “The quality of being honest and morally upright”
  • Transparency “Providing necessary access to relevant information by the public and other relevant stakeholders”
  • Accountability “Being responsible for and justifying our actions and decisions’’
  • Responsiveness “Responding to changing circumstances and environment while upholding Justice”
  • Teamwork “Working harmoniously together towards common goals”
  • Professionalism“Executing our mandate with consistent competence, fairness, dependability and responsibility”