Over 50 housing issues filed at Ombudsperson’s Office

Ombudspersons | Photo: Adhadhu

Malé, Maldives – Office of Ombudsperson for Transitional Justice (OOTJ) reveals that over 50 housing issues were sent to the office within a months period.

Ombudsperson’s Office stated that out of the 59 issues that were presented to the office from June 13 to July 13, 2021, 54.24% of the cases are related to housing issues, followed by issues related to the rights of employees and issues on freedom of speech as well.

OOTJ was established following the ratification of the Transitional Justice Act (Act number:28/2020) as mandated under section 4A of this Act on December 17, 2020. The Act is an attempt at providing legal certainty to the cause of serving justice, in the form of reparations and closure for survivors who have been systematically wronged by state officials and institutions.

OOTJ is an autonomous legal entity vested with powers to communicate, file lawsuits and receive court charges. The office is mandated to secure compensations for people whose human rights were violated due to systematic abuse.