Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation

Developments in the Maldivian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Shamsul Falaah
Edited By: Max Planck Institute

© Shamsul Falaah

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 October 2021

The current Constitution of the Maldives came into force on 7 August 2008, and has remained unamended with the exception of the change in age criterion for a person to be qualified for election as President and the permitting of foreign ownership of land; these items have sparked a rancorous debate among the politicians, lawyers and the public. It is under this Constitution; the country saw the introduction of a powerful judiciary vested with substantial powers of judicial review. After a year of contentious constitutional controversies, amid political squabbling,...
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.