AG: Transitional Justice Bill necessary to create accountable govt.

Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath responds to questions by the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee regarding settlement to Dheebaja Investment Private Limited on November 27, 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath has described the Transitional Justice Bill submitted to the parliament as a way of building a responsible and accountable state that can investigate violations of the public freedom of politics by an institution or senior official.

A tweet by the official twitter account of the Attorney General’s Office read that on the day that marks eight years since the unrest of February 7, 2012, the Transitional Justice Bill was an important step towards an accountable state and for the people seeking recourse.

The Attorney General then tweeted that he hoped that the bill would provide justice for those done wrong, suffered injustice when it gets passed by the parliament.

Many suffered during the unrest of February 7, 2012, and there were also several complaints of violations of fundamental rights and abuse of power by the previous administration of President Yameen.

The aim of the Transitional Justice Bill seeks to investigate violations of human rights and freedom and provide justice for such crimes that occurred from 2012 to November 17, 2018. The bill was submitted to the Parliament by Central Hithadhoo MP Ahmed Rasheed in late October 2019.

The bill is based on a pledge by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to establish justice for such actions within the first two years of his administration.