Ahmed Muthasim Adnan and Husnu Al Suood have been appointed to the Supreme Court.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih presented the newly appointed justices with their letters of appointment at a ceremony held at the President’s Office on Sunday afternoon.
Muthasim was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Maldives as per Article 147 of the Constitution, while Suood was appointed as a Supreme Court Justice as per Article 148 of the Constitution.
The newly appointed chief justice holds a Master of Philosophy in Transnational Commercial Law from the University of Glasgow, the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Buckingham, the United Kingdom. He earlier served as a Justice of the Supreme Court from 2010-2014.
Justice Suood holds a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. Suood was appointed as the head of the presidential commission on murders and enforced disappearance on 17th November 2018; he resigned from the post on Sunday.
The People’s Majlis approved Muthasim and Suood to the Supreme Court bench at its last sitting of the year on Saturday.