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Judicial Service Commission to amend regulations to expedite investigating cases

18 June 2019, MVT 20:59
Judicial Service Commission members at a parliamentary committee. PHOTO: MIHAARU
18 June 2019, MVT 20:59

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), on late Monday, decided to amend Article 41 of its conduct regulations to expedite investigations and conclusion of submitted cases.

As per the proposed amendment, lawyers would no longer be mandated to write first-phase reports for the Commission to decide whether to accept the case or not.

According to JSC, the Commission would immediately forward the case to the Investigation Committee, should the matter meet the requirements.

Coinciding with JSC decision to amend its regulations, it formed a committee to investigate two cases against Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Didi.

The Commission further summoned the Justice to for questioning.

The Judicial Service Commission decided on Tuesday, to open the investigation to the public in compliance with Judge Didi's requests.