Justice Areef resigns as JSC president

Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Areef has resigned as President of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Justice Areef's resignation comes amid investigation into the judge by JSC for a number of disciplinary issues, including 60 unlawful rulings delivered by the Supreme Court.

In addition to Justice Areef, JSC is also investigating alleged misconduct of Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi and Supreme Court Justice Adam Mohamed. Both individuals have stated that they believe JSC's investigations to be unlawful, and refused to present themselves at JSC for questioning.