Two new judges appointed to the High Court bench

Fathimath Faruheeza being presented her letter of appointment. | Photo: Judicial Service Commission (JSC)

Malé, Maldives — The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) appoints two new judges to the High Court bench.

The two new judges who were appointed on Sunday are Fathimath Faruheeza from Maradhoo island of Seenu atoll and Hassan Shafeeu from Dhiffushi island of Kaafu atoll.

A statement issued by the commission revealed that two new judges took their oath of office on Sunday and that is was administered by Supreme Court Justice, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim. During a

Achievements of Faruheeza include of having a Bachelor of Law (Honors) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and a Masters of Comparative Law as well. She initially served as the Chief Magistrate of the Feydhoo Magistrate Court and has had 10 years of experience as a lawyer both in public prosecution and in the private practice.

Hassan Shafeeu being presented his letter of appointment. | Photo: JSC.

The second judge, Shafeeu has a Masters of Comparative Law from the International Islamic University of Malaysia along with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the Maldives College of Higher Education. Shafeeu has worked as a lawyer for the Family Court since 2013 and therefore has 14 years of experience in law. He most recently served as a judge at the Civil Court.

Both of the new appointed judges have had served as a lecturer in the field of law hence having great experience of it.