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MJA conducts seminar on Penal Code for Magistrates

The Maldives Judicial Academy has conducted a seminar on the Maldives Penal Code 2014, for magistrates from Judicial Divisions AA, Vaavu, Meemu, Faafu, Dhaalu, Thaa, and Laamu.

34 Magistrates from the seven Judicial Divisions participated in the seminar, which was used as a platform to discuss the whole penal code, and also conduct a technical session to discuss various issues faced in the implementation and application of the new Penal Code, which replaced an old one in force since 1968.

Justice al-Ustaad Abdul Ra’oof Ibrahim of the High Court of the Maldives, and Judge al-Ustaad Adam Arif of the Criminal Court led the discussions and worked as trainers.

The program was conducted in Faafu Nilandhoo, the administrative capital of Faafu Atoll. It began on the 3rd of November, and ended on the 6th.

Magistrates who took part in the seminar were given a certificate of participation by the Maldives Judicial Academy.

Ahmed Mohammed, the Director of the Maldives Judicial Academy worked as the head of organization of the event in Nilandhhoo, together with Court Administrator Ismail Umar from Nilandhoo Magistrate Court, while al-Ustaad Ahmed Maajid, the Acting Chancellor of the Maldives Judicial Academy, was in Nilandhoo for the event as well. The Acting Chancellor spoke at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the event, and highlighted the important role of the Maldives Judicial Academy in strengthening the academic capacity of the Judiciary, and thanked the Chief Justice of the Maldives, Right Honourable al-Ustaad Abdullah Saeed and the Supreme Court for establishing the Maldives Judicial Academy to work to enhance the Judiciary’s capacity.