Saturday, November 21, 2009

Professor Mutharika to address global CJs

Professor Peter Mutharika proudly displaying to the press his Charles Nagel Award from the Washington University. He has since then moved on to achieve more as he addresses this forth coming global conference. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Frank Malemia

He has done it once again, Malawi’s Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has been invited as a ‘Special Guest’ to address the 10th International Conference of Chief Justices from all over the world.

The international conference is scheduled to take place between the 11th and 14th of December, 2009 in India and Professor Peter Mutharika will be speaking in front of all Chief Justices of the world, North to South East to West.

According to an invitation letter sent to Professor Peter Mutharika by the convener of the conference Dr Jagdish Gandhi, the Honourable Minister is being invited to address the conference because of his high level of experience at Law in order to share with the global judges.

“Having noted your undisputable achievements, which by far cannot be compared to many, we have decided to request you Sir to address the gathering so they benefit from your knowledge,” say Gandhi in invitation letter.

Gandhi says that as a highly learnt lawyer, Professor Mutharika has vast knowledge that the judges from different countries world wide can learn from through his presentation at the conference.

According to Gandhi, in the past conferences over 300 judges from around the world have attended and it is expected that this year’s gathering will surpass the past figures.

Meanwhile, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has gladly accepted to address the conference in December.

“I am very humbled that conveners for such an international gathering of eminent judges have decided to pick me to address the conference,” says Professor Mutharika.

“It’s an honour to me and all Malawians because each time a Malawian is recognised like this, it also means that our country is also being recognised internationally,” said the Minister in an exclusive interview with
Malawi Digest.

Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is one of Malawi’s most highly educated international lawyers with different international accolades to his name.

Before being appointed Malawi’s Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Member of Parliament for Thyolo East, Professor Mutharika was lecture of Law at the Washington University in the United States of America.
He was also Malawi Presidential Advisor on Constitution, Legal and International Affairs.

Apart from writing several books on Law, Professor Peter Mutharika is currently serving as advisor to the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law initiative.

He was recently installed by Washington University of Law as the Charles Nagel Professor of International & Comparative Law becoming the first African person to be granted this honour.

In 2008, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika received the International Jurist Award in India.

He was the first African to receive this international jurist award-Malawi Digest.


  1. Prof, as many people call you in Malawi, I am very happy for you. You are making us proud. Congratulations.

  2. You mean professor addressing all Chief Justices from around the world world? Waooo! I am proud to be a Malawian.

    That was never heard of during the 10 years under the thief now faking illness in the UK. Go prof go!

  3. Good news to hear. I didn't realise we had such an important person in our midist up until I heard he was the first African to receive the jurists award. Komadi mneneri salemekezedwa kwawo koma kwa eni.

  4. What else do you need for a better replacement o9f Bingu. 2014 sindikukhulupilira kuti zivutanso ayi. Candidate wapezeka kale Professor Mutharika waku Sanjika basi.

  5. Professor yemweyo, kuti wa wa wa! Bakili Muluzi akuona kuti mnyamatayu ndi ophunzira bwino zedi? We will hire Bakili Muluzi to campaign for Professor Mutharika in 2014. Uyu walowa opanda opikisana naye.

  6. Whether he is the State President's brother or not, he deserves a big position in Malawi come 2014. He is qualified even the world knows and appreciates this.

  7. A proud brother to the State President. Who can blame him. Congratulations.

  8. Its exciting to hear such good news affecting one of our own. There is no politics here but just a highly educated lawyer being recognized. I think as Malawians, we should all be proud of this son of Malawi. Its not good to politicize everything. Prof. Mutharika is extremely respected world wide, so why should we not recognize and respect him here in Malawi. This should be done regardless of whether he wants to run for president in 2014 or not. The fact that he is the president's brother does not mean that we should look down upon his achievements. Even in western worlds, people respect the president's family members and some of them don't even have anything to show for. As for us Malawians, we are lucky the presidents brother is highly educated and experienced. We should love him for this. Congratulations Prof.

  9. There is no doubt in my mind that Prof. Mutharika is very qualified for the presidency. However, the only thing I want him to do is to get married because it is not good for a president to be a bachelor. for his brother, its understandble that he lost his wife, but for him, we need him to marry so that come 2014, we should have a first lady, but pls dont marry a foreigner.

  10. You people are playing with Joyce Banda. Kukhala phe sikupusa. We know there is a deliberate ploy by Malawi digest and Bingu to keep her news in the cooler. Isn't it a shame that the president doesn't want to promote the very person he handpicked. What's wrong with this president. Chilumpha ayipe, Joyce Banda wayipanso!

    Joyce has not started her moves. I am sure she will destroy someone one day if things don't change.

    I know Joyce Banda.