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‘Insaaf’ or ‘Just’ campaign begins

June 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Judicial reform

Just campaign

‘Insaaf’ or ‘Just’ is a campaign by 12 NGOs (Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), Madulu, Maldives Aid, Strength of Society, Rights For All, Huvadhoo Aid, Huvadhoo Association for National Development, Maldives Youth Action Network, Nadella Island Development Society, Maldives NGO Federation, Society for Women Against Drugs and Journey) to urge the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to review its criteria for re-appointing Judges under Article 285 of the Constitution. More information on this urgent issue is available from the wall of MDN’s Facebook group and from JSC Member Aishath Velezinee’s blog.

The campaign is seeking to gather at least 1000 signatures calling for specific changes to the criteria. You can view and download the petition at http://www.detaineenetwork.org/legal_docs_and_reports.php?cat_id=4 or from http://www.madulu.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/petition_to_JSC.pdf (The petition is in Dhivehi)

If you feel that judicial reform is an urgent issue facing the country and agree with the petition, please sign it and get everyone you know to sign it as well. Article 285 is a unique opportunity for the country to ensure a fair and trustworthy Judiciary. Let’s not let this opportunity pass us by!

Sign the petition and either email it to office@mvdemocracynetwork.org or fax it to 330 2598.

Let us know if you have any questions or queries or would like to volunteer for the campaign (334 3609)

Thanking you for your support

The Just Campaign

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fenfulhangi // Jun 7, 2010 at 12:54 am

    The time is NOW…we want the Democracy Freedom and Fairness we VOTED for…

  • 2 Global Voices in English » Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake // Jul 21, 2010 at 5:03 am

    […] judges of accepting bribes. While the judiciary had been previously criticized by the civil society for failure to deliver justice and of lacking independence, harassment of judges has been a hallmark of recent demonstrations organized by political parties. […]

  • 3 Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake :: Elites TV // Jul 21, 2010 at 6:26 am

    […] judges of accepting bribes. While the judiciary had been previously criticized by the civil society for failure to deliver justice and of lacking independence, harassment of judges has been a hallmark of recent demonstrations organized by political parties. […]

  • 4 Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake | The Global Citizen // Jul 22, 2010 at 12:07 am

    […] judges of accepting bribes. While the judiciary had been previously criticized by the civil society for failure to deliver justice and of lacking independence, harassment of judges has been a hallmark of recent demonstrations organized by political parties. […]

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