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Ben Emerson QC pays courtesy call to Maldives' Chief Justice

21 December 2018, MVT 11:40
Human rights lawyers, Ben Emmerson (L), pays a courtesy call on Maldives' Chief Justice Ahmed Abdulla Didi. PHOTO/DJA
21 December 2018, MVT 11:40

Chief Justice Ahmed Abdulla Didi had a meeting with Ben Emmerson, a prominent human rights lawyer, on Wednesday.

A tweet from the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) revealed that the international lawyer, Favali Lyda, also participated in the meeting.

DJA has not disclosed any further details regarding the sit down.

A seasoned lawyer, Emmerson had served on the legal team of former President Mohamed Nasheed.

He also acted as a legal adviser to the opposition during the presidency of Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Ben Emmerson has 25 years of experience litigating before international courts and tribunals including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.