New rules on criminal trials came into effect on Wednesday.
The Maldives Supreme Court on Wednesday rescinded a ruling to reinstate a dozen lawmakers, but announced separate rulings are needed to decide whether the MPs have...
There were irregularities in the trials of the two top judges, said the UN rights expert.
Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi is the only sitting judge in the Maldives with a PhD.
The three-judge panel's decision triggers the automatic removal of their former colleagues from the bench.
The Anti-Corruption Commission says the state incurred heavy losses due to a 2013 settlement agreement with Villa that waived rent for properties leased for resort development.
The chief justice is also on trial for bribery, terrorism and obstruction of justice.
The assistant prosecutor general said the arrest, recorded on video, did not show the judge being injured and claimed he was being held in the special...
Authorities have repressed all forms of dissent including "violently breaking up peaceful demonstrations, arbitrarily arresting and detaining protesters, attacking journalists and threatening news organisations with closure,"...
The Judges Act was amended so that judges convicted of a criminal offence can be removed from office - without parliament’s involvement - after the appeal...
It is not clear if or when there will be by-elections for the soon-to-be vacated seats.
The judges have yet to respond to the charge, but their arrests have been condemned as politically motivated.
In the Maldives anyone with a law degree can become a licensed legal practitioner, but the attorney general said this would no longer be the case.
The Attorney General's office asked the Supreme Court to rule that parliament can pass laws without a constitutional quorum when lawmakers boycott votes.
The state attorney asked the court to rescind its February 1 order to reinstate 12 MPs on the grounds that it was issued with the criminal...
The Supreme Court concluded hearings Tuesday to decide whether it will hear the opposition's challenge to the constitutionality of two controversial bills ratified last week.
The Supreme Court has legitimised parliament's approval of President Abdulla Yameen's state of emergency with less than half of lawmakers present last Tuesday.