Standard of judges to be reviewed under Strategic Action Plan

Assessing the standard of judges and publicizing their financial statements have been included in the government's five-year plan.

Launched at a ceremony held in Dharubaaruge last night, the plan outlines the administration’s developmental targets and priorities for the next five years.

Setting out strategic goals that would help achieve key developmental milestones in realizing the people’s hopes of a “Jazeera Raajje", the five-year plan is based on five priority areas: Blue Economy, Caring State, Dignified Families, “Jazeera Dhiriulhun,” and Good Governance.

The plan has now been publicized on the President Office's official website.

Under 'Caring State', the plan entails that all judges must be reviewed by the end of year 2021, and that the financial statements of judges must be publicized at least once before the end of 2023.

The plan also includes renewing the curriculum in institutes teaching law, and establishing district courts in two areas, as well as the establishment of a Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facility.

Reforming the judiciary is an important pledge of main ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). As such, the party aims to bring about positive changes to the judiciary by amending laws through the parliament. The government will be submitting bills on transitional justice and judiciary laws during the current parliament term.