The Attorney General’s Office (AG Office) has decided to recommend amendments to six pieces of legislation that contradict the Decentralization Act of the Maldives.
The AG Office has proposed amendments to the Sea Transportation Act, the Environment Protection and Sustainability Act, the Uninhabited Islands Act, the Land Act, the Financial Act, and the Law on Terrestrial Travel. However, it has not defined the specific amendments that would be made to the acts.
The AG Office has forwarded a bill including amendments to the six statutes to the President’s Office for evaluation, after which it will be sent to parliament for approval.
The 9th amendment to the Decentralization Act, which took effect on December 23, 2020, mandates all laws that disagree with the act to be modified within six months of the amendment’s introduction.