- Majlis passes to make Quran as a compulsory subject in the school curriculum
- Maldives awarded world’s leading island destination at World Travel Awards 2013
- VP appeals for Police cooperation in providing social security to people
- President makes three new appointments
- Majlis Passes the Bill criminalizing Human Trafficking
- Maldives signs a “Handover Note” with Puntland State of Somalia to send back 40 Somalis to their Homeland
- Govt opens bid for Male’- Hulhumale’ bridge project
- Visit’s main purpose is to stop crimes perpetrated via foreign countries- Home Minister
- We will work in unity and we will make this a successful govt- Shifag
- Special importance will be given to create a capable young team- MD Adam Azim
- China pledges assistance to restore the damages to Dhiffushi School
- President Meets with the IMF Mission Chief to the Maldives
- Countries must be able to work together while maintaining sovereignty and cultural differences- President
IPU to send human rights mission to Maldives
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will be sending fact-finding missions to the Maldives as part of renewed efforts to resolve cases involving the human rights of MPs.
The decision was adopted by the IPU during its 127th Assembly in Quebec City, Canada, upon the recommendation of its Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.
In IPU’s press release on 24 October 2012, it expressed deep concern at the on-going climate of violence and confrontation in the Maldives, expressing shock at the recent killing of the late Dr. Afrasheem Ali, MP for Un’goofaaru constituency. IPU also expressed deep concern on the resolution on grievances filed by 19 MPs from the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
The IPU mission to the Maldives will gather first-hand information. At the invitation of the Maldives government, it will meet with all institutions of the State as well as the MPs concerned.
The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians examined 37 cases involving 135 MPs from 21 different countries in this session and took decisions on 20 of the cases. During the 127 General Assembly, the Committee has held a hearing with the delegation from Maldives.