President ratifies extradition and legal assistance acts

President Abdulla Yameen has today ratified four bill passed by the Majlis during the final term of 2014.

The Extradition Act was passed on December 25, allowing for the transfer of accused and convicted persons between the Maldives and other extradition countries.

Also ratified today was the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, the passage of which will enable greater financial cooperation between stakeholders during criminal trials.

Amendments to the Land Act and the Banking Act of Maldives were also ratified and published in the government gazette.