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Ibu pledges major changes to JSC

Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 11:44
Ibu addressing a gathering at Gan, Laamu Atoll. PHOTO: MDP
Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 11:44

Opposition coalition's presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) stated late Monday that significant changes will be brought to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in their government.

While speaking at a campaign gathering in Gan, Laamu Atoll, Ibu claimed that the biggest problem is the lack of justice in the Maldives. He alleged that appointment and dismissal of judges were done under political influence.

In order to overcome this issue, Ibu stated that major changes will be brought to JSC during their reign.

Currently, JSC constitutes of a member assigned by the president, judges, and lawmakers representing the parliament.

The opposition has been claiming that the commission is made up of members who are politically inclined towards the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

The changes Ibu proposes to bring to JSC:

- Eradicate political influence from JSC

- Stop appointing judges as commission members

- Establish JSC membership term as maximum three years

Additionally, Ibu promised to pave the way for law students to work as judges in the Maldives.

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