In the News: Maldives

Last week, the Maldivian parliament received an emergency motion against the appointment of two female judges to the Supreme Court. As further elaborated in SHARIAsource’s Country Profile, the Maldives’ Constitution designates Islamic law is the principal source of legislation. The motion was proposed on the basis that the appointments would contradict Islamic principles and law. … Continue reading In the News: Maldives

Country Profile: Maldives

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Maldives (Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa), based on research produced by the Library of Congress. Under the Maldives' Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is the principle source of legislation. Country Background The Maldives is a group of atolls located in South Asia, south of India. … Continue reading Country Profile: Maldives