State to appeal ruling on diplomatic law

The government is reported to have requested that the Supreme court look into a ruling which stated Maldivian citizens were not obliged to respect diplomatic law.

A High Court ruling in August last year suggested that Maldivians are “not required” to act in compliance with Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, as no national law currently exists in the country that requires enforcement of the convention.

The High Court’s ruling came alongside a decision made regarding an appeal case filed at the court concerning breach of a lease agreement between an individual named Mohamed Shareef and the High Commission of India.

Haveeru has reported that the state will appeal the ruling in the country’s highest court.