Judges need to abide by the disciplinary standards and support the work of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and other state bodies, states the Maldives Judges Association.
In a press release, the Judges Association stated that judges and citizens are equal under law and are are open to investigation.
The Association stated that Article 159(b) of the Constitutions gives the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) power to investigate and remove judges.
It also stated that trust in the justice system will increase if JSC conducts unbiased investigations into the judges while providing them their full rights.
It added that the all citizens exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms, according to Article 67 of the Constitution, and that the state is responsible for protecting and promoting the rights of citizens, according to Article 18 of the Constitution.