The Parliament, on Wednesday, approved Mariyam Muna for appointment as President, and Dr. Ahmed Adhuham Abdulla for appointment as Vice President of Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM).
Muna was appointed to the HRCM on November 30, 2020.
She 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, meanwhile, was appointed to HRCM on September 8, 2020.
He 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 failure to meet the legally mandated number of members at the commission. HRCM met the requirement for a five-member commission with the appointment of Samau Ahmed Najeeb earlier in October.