President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has asked the Parliament for approval to appoint Mariyam Muna as President, and Dr. Ahmed Adhuham Abdulla as Vice President of Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM).
Appointment as President and Vice President of HRCM requires parliamentary approval.
Muna, who has been nominated as President of HRCM, was appointed to the commission on November 30, 2020.
Muna holds a Master of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, Australia. She had previously served as the CEO of HR Maldives, as a member of the Employment Tribunal, in the Police Integrity Commission, and in various positions within the Defense Ministry.
Adhuham, who has been nominated as Vice President of HRCM, was appointed to the commission on September 8, 2020.
Adhuham holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Law (International Law) from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He previously served as a Lecturer for Public International Law at Villa College. He is also a recipient of the President's Award for Achieving the Highest Academic Qualification, and of the Australia Leadership Award.
The appointment of a President and Vice President to HRCM had remained delayed due to the lack of legally mandated number of members at the commission. HRCM met the requirement for a five-member commission with the appointment of Samau Ahmed Najeeb last week.