President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has appointed Uz. Mohamed Sameer to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Thursday.
The appointment destinates Sameer as a member appointed to the JSC by the President, in accordance with Article 158 (h) of the Constitution of the Republic of Maldives and Article 3 (8) of the Judicial Service Commission Act.
Sameer was presented his letter of appointment during a special ceremony held at the President’s Office on Thursday, during which he also took his oath of office in the presence of the President, administered by Supreme Court Justice Uza. Aisha Shujoon Mohamed.
Sameer has previously served as a Public Prosecutor at the Prosecutor General's Office, a Senior Associate at Nasheed & Co, and as the Managing Partner at Sameer & Shamam LLP.
On Thursday, President Muizzu also confirmed the appointment of Attorney General Uz. Ahmed Usham as a member of JSC.
Usham was appointed to the post as per Article 158 (i) of the Constitution of Maldives, which outlines the composition of the JSC and Section 3 (9) of the Judicial Service Commission Act, stipulating the Attorney General holds membership of the JSC.
Usham was also presented the appointment letter during a ceremony at the President’s Office, where he also took his oath of office in the presence of the President, administered by Justice Shujoon.