SADC Member States Challenged to Fastrack Legal Reviews

SADC Member States Challenged to Fastrack Legal Reviews

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have been challenged to adopt policies that could fast track appropriate legal reviews.

The call came on the sidelines of a SADC meeting for ministers of justice and attorneys on Wednesday in Lilongwe which seeks evaluate legal instruments in the region.

Chairperson for the committee Titus Mvalo, Malawi’s minister of justice, said the meeting will enhance the hamonization of some crucial laws in the SADC region.

"The gathering has assisted to determine regional framework and institutional mechanisms to deal with disasters and emergencies that continue to affect the SADC region," Mvula said.

SADC Head of Legal Unit Nthabiseng Liphapang said member states have a responsibility to provide legal guidance on legal matters and review of the SADC legal instruments.

"We need to introduce harmonised laws that can empower SADC countries to operate within well stipulated legal mandate in various sectors," Liphapang added.

The SADC justice ministers and attorneys also discussed a memorandum of agreement among member states on Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Center and Draft Protocol Against Trafficking in Persons.

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