Maldives Parliament dismisses Supreme Court Justice Didi

Parliament sacked Supreme Court Justice Abdulla Didi as recommended by the Judicial Service Commission over nine violations of ethical standards required of judges.According to the constitution, a judge can be removed if the JSC – a 10-member oversight body tasked with investigating complaints – finds that he is grossly incompetent or guilty of gross misconduct. A resolution submitted to the effect must be approved by a two-thirds majority of MPs present and voting.With its landslide victory in April’s parliamentary elections, the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party won 65 seats in the 87-member house.Didi’s dismissal comes after an investigation committee of the JSC conducted a public hearing and recommended his removal last month. After offering the legally-mandated 30-day period for Didi’s response to the committee report, the watchdog decided to recommend his dismissal to parliament at a meeting...........................


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