Statement on the integrity of the Supreme Court and freedom of information issues

Press Statement by Transparency Maldives


24 August 2013


Transparency Maldives calls on the Supreme Court judges to maintain integrity of the institution of the Supreme Court and publicise the court order/statements made by the four judges that halted the appointment of Fathimath Reenee Abdul Sattar as a member of the Civil Service Commission and the preceding statement by the Chief Justice.


Transparency Maldives remains concerned about the recent actions of judges leading to the loss of public trust in the Supreme Court, especially in the current climate of political instability and in the run up to Maldives’ second multi-party Presidential Elections, where the Supreme Court may be tasked with providing a verdict on contentious issues.


Please call Transparency Maldives Advocacy and Communications Manager Aiman Rasheed (+960 790 8967) for queries.


Download the official press statement in Dhivehi: Press statement Supreme Court integrity and FOI issues 220813