Dr Chifundo Kachale
Date of appointment: 7th June 2020
Justice Dr. Kachale holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) obtained in 2013 focusing on Constitutionalism and Judicial Methodology-exploring the impact of judicial activism (or lack of it) on entrenching a culture of constitutionalism in emerging democracies. He obtained his LLB (Hons) from Chancellor College University of Malawi in 2000 and his LLM (Law and Development) in 2005 from Queen Mary (University of London).
Justice Dr. Kachale is a member of the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment; he was also the Chairperson of the Malawi Judiciary Training Committee for seven years. Until March 2020 he was sitting in the Judicial Service Commission-which is the constitutional body responsible for all judicial appointments and recommendations in Malawi.
Between December 2019 and February 2020 Justice Kachale worked on an assignment with the National Elections Commission of Sierra Leone in a Governance Support Program of the EU. His work involved the creation of a Road Map for Electoral Legal Reforms emerging from Observation Reports of the 2018 General Elections in that country.
Justice Dr. Kachale is part of the visiting Faculty at the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) based at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has facilitated in personal development initiatives in various jurisdictions, including the UK, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and even locally, working with judges, lawyers, accountants, auditors, social scientists, medical doctors, engineers, politicians, public servants, musicians, students and other professionals.