Judges can no longer work together with family members

Members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives — The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Maldives informed that the judges who are related to each other can no longer work together in the same court.

The previous regulations regarding the assignment of a judge to a court or willingly changing a judge to a different court does not have any restrictions if a judge wishes to work in the same court as their relatives.

However, JSC has amended these regulations where a judge cannot be assigned to or changed to a court where their relatives are working at. JSC informed that these relatives are specifically the wife or husband of the judge, a daughter or son, parents, grandparents, siblings, half siblings, uncle and aunts and their children as well.

JSC informed that they have amended the rule as the commission believes that the judges of the same kin who work together must not be relatives in any way.