Huzaifa Mohamed, the former chief judge of Family Court, has sworn in as a judge at the High Court.
Huzaifa was administered her oath by Chief Justice Ahmed Muthasim Adnan in the presence of Judicial Service Commission’s President Hisaan Hussain on Monday.
Huzaifa replaces Judge Ali Sameer, who resigned back in April.
Huzaifa, who made history back in March by becoming the first female judge to be appointed the chief judge of a superior court, had competed against Shukurulla Shakeel, who has five years of experience working as a prosecutor, for the position.
JSC vetted the candidates, and made the decision to select Huzaifa on June 22.
The High Court has two additional vacancies – one to replace Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim who resigned in May, and the other to replace Judge Abdulla Hameed – who the Parliament voted to dismiss earlier in June.
Eight candidates have applied for the vacancies, including Criminal Court Judge Dheebanaz Fahmy, former Deputy Prosecutor General Mariyam Nihayath, and Civil Court Judge Mohamed Zubair.