The Supreme Court Issues Circular on Documents Admitted to Court

The Supreme Court has decided to accept documents in English and Arabic language submitted along with cases filed at the courts and to process the cases without requiring for a Dhivehi translation of such documents.

This was announced in a circular issued by the Supreme Court today.

Documents written in other languages will also be admitted in court if an Arabic or English translation of the document is provided along with it, the circular stated.

The decision was made to honor the Constitutional guarantee of the provision of justice within a reasonable time and to provide expedient resolutions to disputes. Documents submitted to courts are not required by law to be in a specific language.

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