Madonna’s Malawi adoption bid gets Human Rights boostApril 10th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Pop queen Madonna’s adoption bid got a boost after Malawi’s Human Rights Commission decided to investigate the well being of the child at the orphanage.
A judge had turned down the Material Girl’s request of adopting four year old Mercy James because she hadn’t lived in the country for 18 months.
Madonna has launched an appeal against the court’s ruling, and now the Malawi Human Rights Commission has stepped into the debate.
According to People magazine, the Commission’s head of legal services, Grace Malera, met with Madonna’s lawyer Alan Chinula to discuss the judge’s ruling.
“We want to make sure that the rights of the child are fully protected,” Contactmusic quoted Malera as saying.
“Judge Chombo’s ruling was quite a surprise and the Malawi Human Rights Commission’s (investigation) confirms this,” said Chinula.
“We believe the honourable judge erred in her ruling because we believe the rights of the child were not fully considered,” he added. (ANI)