Assigning Judges to the Northern and Southern Divisions of the High Court

The Supreme Court has published the regulation governing the assigning of Judges of the High Court to the divisions of the court established in the north and south of the Maldives.

The regulation stipulates that three Judges from amongst those appointed to the High Court will be assigned to each division of the court under Article 35 of the First Amendment to Act No. 22/2010 (The Judicature Act of the Maldives).

If a Judge assigned to a division of the High Court has been in service at the court for a long time, the assignment will be made on the basis of rotation. When a Judge assigned in this manner has completed at least one year of service, the Judge may be reassigned to the High Court or to another division of the court on his/her request.

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