Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Maldives

In 2008, the Maldives adopted a new Constitution and over the last decade, the country has sought to strengthen democratic institutions, but with frequent setbacks. These democratic institutions include the People’s Majlis, which is the unicameral legislative chamber, and the judiciary, which is represented across the country’s 26 atolls. In November 2018, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih came into power and issued an ambitious agenda, which proposes both judicial and legislative reforms.

The Foundation is implementing a project to strengthen the rule of law in the Maldives by supporting the development of the legislative framework and judiciary with technical legal assistance and capacity building to key actors.

Legislative drafting Workshops, Expert consultancies and Legislative Review support will be provided to assist Members of the People’s Majlis, the Attorney General’s Office and other actors involved in law-making and review. This will be coupled with a series of Workshops for the Judiciary on select topics and a Roundtable for the Supreme Court in 2020. These activities shall contribute to the development of the legislative framework in the Maldives and strengthen the capacities of the judiciary in their important role as protectors of justice in the Maldives.

Duration

1 April 2019–31 December 2020

Funding