6 laws conflicting with Decentralization Act to be amended

Attorney General of Maldives Ibrahim Riffath | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – The Attorney General’s Office has decided to propose amendments to 6 laws that conflict with the Decentralization Act of the Maldives.

The six laws to be amended are the Sea Transportation Act , Environment Protection and Sustainability Act, Uninhabited Islands Act, Land Act, Financial Act and Law on Terrestrial Travel. The Attorney General’s Office has not yet revealed the details of the specific amendments to be made to the aforementioned acts.

However, the office has prepared a bill on the amendments to be made to the 6 law and has sent it to the President’s Office, which will then be reviewed and sent to the Parliament for approval.

The 9th amendment to the Decentralisation Act requires all laws conflicting with the act to be amended within 6 months of the implementation of the amendment. The amendment took effect from 23rd December 2020 onwards.