Ombudsperson's Office completes investigation of over 100 cases

The Office of the Ombudsperson for Transitional Justice has completed the investigation of a number of cases filed with it under the Transitional Justice Act, the Office has said.

The main task of the Office of Interim Justice is to investigate cases of systematic human rights violations committed by a public agency or its officials, from the administration of President Mohamed Amin to the administration of President Abdulla Yameen. The Ombudsman's Office granted until September 13 last year to file relevant cases, and a total of 489 cases were filed by the end of the period. Out of these, the office decided 455 cases were relevant to its jurisdiction.

The Office of the Ombudsman for Interim Justice said in a statement on Wednesday that a total of 111 cases have been investigated so far. These include 64 cases on economic and social rights, 23 cases on the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of their arrest, 21 cases on the right to work, one case on the right to fair administrative measures, one case on the right to private life and one case on the right that prohibits inhuman punishment.

The statement said every effort is being made to complete the investigation of the remaining cases in accordance with the law and regulations in the coming days. The reconciliation process as per the Interim Justice Act is also being conducted in collaboration with the state agencies, it said.