The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives Dr. Mohamed Asim today welcomed the Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ms. Mona Rishmawi at the Ministry for a courtesy call.

The Government of the Republic of Maldives places the utmost significance towards upholding the rule of law, and therefore, the Constitution is being upheld both in letter and in spirt. On 1 February 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling creating a Constitutional crisis, dismantling Constitutional mechanisms which ensure the balance of power enshrined in the Constitution and thereby requiring drastic action to safeguard the democratic norms and ideals contained therein. The conduct of executive institutions, restraint and efforts exercised, and the way in which the current State of Emergency is implemented is testament to the intent of the Executive in taking this action in the very best present and future interests of the people of the Maldives. While the State of Emergency, enacted as per the Constitution, restricts some of its articles, fundamental inalienable rights under the Constitution remain unaffected.

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1. On the 1st of February 2018, by way of Court Order No. 2018/SC-SJ/01, the Supreme Court of the Maldives made the following judgement:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today. The Maldivian Foreign Minister is on an official visit to Pakistan as the Special Envoy of the President of Maldives from 08-10 February, 2018.