Criminal Court on recess until June 30

The Criminal Court is in mid-term recess starting from today until June 30.

Home Minister Umar Naseer’s trial for disobedience to order, however, will proceed as scheduled at 11:00am on Tuesday (June 17).

A Criminal Court media official said the court will focus on administrative affairs and will reduce hearings during the period.

The Juvenile Court is also currently on recess.


Supreme Court on recess until December 15

The Supreme Court, the Civil Court, the Criminal Court and the Family Court have begun a recess period today.

The Supreme Court and Criminal Court will restart trials on December 15, while the Civil Court will restart on December 10. The Family Court will be on recess until December 30.

Even though the superior courts are on recess, trials may be scheduled and rulings issued if necessary. The courts will continue to be open for administrative purposes.

The High Court has said it will not go on recess this December as local council elections are scheduled for January 18.

According to Article 172 of the constitution, individuals may contest any decision of the Election Commission relating to elections at the High Court.


Criminal Court 15-day recess to begin tomorrow

The Maldives Criminal Court will begin a scheduled 15-day recess tomorrow (June 16), during which no trials are expected to be conducted, according to local media.

Haveeru has reported that while the court will continue to perform administrative duties and rule on custody extensions during this period, no trials will be conducted except for emergency cases.


Parliament breaks for two-month recess

Parliament broke for a two-month recess today following the final sitting of the third and last session of 2012.

According to the parliamentary rules of procedure, the first session of 2013 will begin during the first week of March.

Among the bills passed by parliament this year included the legislation on domestic violence, business profit tax, business registration, sole traders, freedom of assembly, political parties, parliamentary privileges, jails and parole and privatisation rules.

An amendment was also approved this month to allow sittings to be held during recess upon request by 26 MPs.