The Attorney General and Justice Services Commission (JSC) has challenged the Supreme Court decision to not dissolve Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court.
The Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath said his office will plan to make legislative changes necessary to dissolve the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court after the JSC tried to dissolve the court which was established unlawfully as per JSC.
The AG claimed that the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court was established to serve a biased political purpose, and it should not exist in accordance with the law.
“The unlawful decision was upheld via the 31/S-CS/2012 order. Something that isn’t in the law cannot be done in accordance with the law! Law will be amended to correct this major legal contradiction, this blatant injustice,” AG Riffath tweeted today.
The Supreme Court had previously decided the legitimacy of the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court and the decision was based on unlawful and incorrect factors according to JSC. JSC also stated that it had asked the Supreme Court to review the decision but the Supreme Court has rejected JSC’s request to review the decision.
The Constitution states that Hulhumale’ and Vilimale’ are districts of Male’, which aren’t two administrative islands, and having a magistrate court in a district of Male’ is a major legal contradiction.