Suood re-appointed president of Maldives Judges’ Association

Supreme Court Justice Husnu Al Suood . (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Supreme Court Justice Husnu Al Suood has been re-appointed as the President of the Judges Association of Maldives.

Suood had initially been appointed President of the Judges Association of Maldives last year, after Judge Abdul Rauf, who had been filling the position, resigned from the High Court.

The association had opened applications for membership to its executive committee last Thursday.

Candidates had applied for the 11 positions at the executive committee unopposed. They were therefore appointed without a vote.

The new executive committee:

  • Justice Husnu Al Suood, president
  • Judge Mohamed Easafulhu, Juvenile Court, vice president
  • Mohamed Sodiq, Magistrate at R. Dhuvaafaru Court and Chief Magistrate of R. Atoll Judicial District, general secretary
  • Hassan Shiyam, Magistrate at Sh. Milandhoo Court and Chief Magistrate of Sh. Atoll Judicial District, secretary
  • Judge Ahmed Rasheed, Civil Court, treasurer
  • Azeem Hassan, Magistrate at GA. Vilingili Magistrate Court, assistant treasurer
  • Judge Farhad Rasheed, Civil Court, spokesperson

Additional members:

  • Judge Zaeema Nasheed Aboobakr, Family Court
  • Judge Maeesha Yoosuf Sameer, Family Court
  • Mohamed Shareef, Chief Magistrate at HA. Hoarafushi Court
  • Ismail Niyaz, Magistrate at Th. Vandhoo Magistrate Court

The Judges Association of Maldives was formed in 2019 under Article 10 of the Judges Act, with the aim of maintaining the independence and autonomy of judges, and protecting their rights and privileges.