JSC decides against Judge Rauf's appointment to SC

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih nominated High Court judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of Maldives on December 1, 2019. Judicial Service Commission decided against recommending the judge the Supreme Court on January 23, 2020. (Sujn Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has decided against recommending current High Court judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim to the Supreme Court.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih requested the advice of the JSC for the nomination of judge Rauf to the top court of the Maldives on December 1, 2019.

However, the JSC decided to first investigate complaints received regarding the judge before making a decision. Three complaints regarding Judge Rauf were received by the JSC.

JSC stated that the investigations had resulted in information that led to its decision to not recommend the judge on the Supreme Court.

The Commissioner has previously decided not to reappoint former Supreme Court Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussein to the court as well. The top court currently has two seats vacant out of the seven on the bench.