Names of those who responded to an announcement by the People’s Majlis to vie for membership at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as a general public member, have been forwarded to the Judiciary Committee for review.
Six individuals had vied for the seat, for which the parliament will appoint a member of the general public as mandated under the Maldives Constitution.
The six are; Zubair Ahmed Manik, Ali Mohamed Manik, Ahmed Mizmaath, Ahmed Saavee, Mirfath Faiz and Hussain Amru.
While the opportunity was opened previously, three names were forwarded to the committee for evaluation the first-time round. However, the Judiciary Committee sought to announce the membership anew on 3 October to give application opportunity for more individuals.
Opportunity to apply for membership was opened under the new guidelines of the 19th Parliament.
According to the Maldives Constitution, JSC “shall consist of; the Speaker of the People’s Majlis, a Judge of the Supreme Court other than the Chief Justice, elected by the Judges of the Supreme Court, a Judge of the High Court, elected by the Judges of the High Court, a Judge of the Trial Courts, elected by the Judges of the Trial Court, a member of the People’s Majlis appointed by it, a member of the general public appointed by the People’s Majlis, the Chair of the Civil Service Commission, a person appointed by the President, the Attorney General and a lawyer elected from among the lawyers licensed to practice in the Maldives by themselves.”