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High Court judge Rauf resigns from JSC

Ahmed Aiham
01 December 2019, MVT 16:55
Judicial Service Commission's High Court representative Abdul Rauf Ibrahim resigned from the judicial watchdog on Sunday. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
01 December 2019, MVT 16:55

Judicial Service Commission (JSC)'s High Court representative, Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, handed in his resignation on Sunday.

Judge Rauf was appointed to the JSC on May 2017, during the tenure of convicted former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

JSC is mandated to designate a High Court representative within 30 days. There are 11 Judges on the High Court bench.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih recently nominated Rauf, as well as lawyer and president of the Presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances, Husnu al-Suood, as candidates for the Supreme Court and is seeking JSC recommendations regarding the matter.

In addition, President Solih forwarded the candidacy of former Supreme Court Judge Ahmed Muthasim Adnan, to fill the vacant position of Chief Justice.

The parliament on November 18 passed the motion to dismiss Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi and Judge Adam Mohamed Abdulla of the Supreme Court from their positions.

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