President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Thursday, appointed Judge Ali Sameer of the High Court as the appellate court's representative to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Sameer was presented his letter of appointment by President Solih and sworn in by Supreme Court's Justice Aisha Shujoon Mohamed at a function held at the President's Office.
Sameer was selected from the 11 judges on the High Court bench. He previously presided over the Civil Court as its Chief Judge and served as Interim Chief Judge of the High Court. He was appointed to the High Court on March 2011.
Sameer's membership to the commission came after former JSC High Court member Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim handed in his resignation on Sunday, following his nomination to the Supreme Court.