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Supreme Court establishes Judicial Council

Nafaahath Ibrahim
07 January 2019, MVT 09:10
Chief of Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi. PHOTO: AHMED NISHAATH / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
07 January 2019, MVT 09:10

Supreme Court on Sunday established a Judicial Council to mandate court proceedings and policies.

The Council was established with a decree signed by Chief of Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi released by the Supreme Court.

As per the decree, the council is aimed at improving the judicial system.

Additionally, this council will provide a forum for those in the judiciary to congregate and host discussions on means to improve the system.

The council comprises of the Chief Justice, Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, senior Judges from Male' Superior Courts and two magistrates appointed from the Supreme Court.

In addition to forming the council, the apex court also made public the governing regulations under which the council is set to run. The regulations state that the council will be chaired by the Chief of Justice and gatherings of the council must be held every three months. However, in certain cases, the council may gather outside the scheduled timings.

The council's regulations stipulate that members must gather and vote before any matter can pass into the Judicial Council. Once the council makes a decision on an issue, the Supreme Court's judges bench will decide whether action must be taken.