The Government of the Maldives takes note of the statements issued by international organizations and friendly countries in relation to the Supreme Court ruling of 1 February 2018. The Government once again reiterates its firm commitment to respect the rulings of the Supreme Court and assures the Maldivian people and the international community that it is continuing to work with all relevant authorities to implement the Supreme Court ruling, in line with proper procedure and rule of law.

The relevant state officials have sought clarification from the Chief Justice on the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling and shall carry out the ruling in accordance with rule of law and due process. As the ruling involves a number of legal and procedural issues, all concerned national authorities are currently working in unison towards compliance. The Prosecutor General will submit to the Supreme Court to clarify the identified issues.

The Government of Maldives wishes to assure its international partners that the relevant state officials are in consultation with the Chief Justice and working with his directions. The matter will be resolved soon and there are no safety issues for foreign nationals working in the country, as well as those visiting the Maldives as tourists. The Government assures that all tourism related businesses are operating as usual and that the situation in the Maldives remains safe and stable.


ENDS.


Related links:
2 February 2018 - Press Release by President’s Office https://goo.gl/AHUouk
2 February 2018 - Press Release by President’s Office https://goo.gl/E8GT2U
2 February 2018 - Press Release by Prosecutor General’s Office (in Dhivehi: https://goo.gl/km7FBq)