Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced the decision to appoint Hussain Shaheed as the chief judge of High Court.
The JSC made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.
According to JSC, it made the decision to appoint Shaheed as the chief judge of High Court, and Mariyam Waheed as the chief judge of Civil Court during a meeting on Wednesday.
Shaheed, who took his oath as a judge in 2014, previously served as a magistrate at the S. Feydhoo Court, a magistrate at the N. Holhudhoo Court, and as a judge at the Criminal Court. He was appointed to the High Court on July 24, 2018.
He attained his Masters of Judicial Science and Sharia Policy and Bachelors in Sharia and Law from Kulliyathul Dhiraasaathul Islaamiyya.
Meanwhile, Mariyam attained her Masters of Sharia from Villa College, and Bachelor of Law from the Maldives College of Higher Education.
She took her oath as a judge in 2013, and previously served as a magistrate at the K. Gaafaru Court, and as a magistrate at the S. Hithadhoo Court. She was appointed to the Civil Court on April 13, 2016.
In 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling dismissing her as a judge in response to a ruling she issued. But the court overturned the decision in 2018, and reinstated her.