Maldives: Rescind summary suspension of 56 lawyers

In a joint statement released today, the ICJ joins several other organisations in calling on the Supreme Court of the Maldives to rescind the indefinite suspension of 56 lawyers.

The lawyers had signed a petition to the Supreme Court calling for the independence and reform of the judiciary.

The statement, made jointly with Maldivian Democracy Network, Front Line Defenders, Transparency International and FORUM-ASIA, can be downloaded here: Maldives-Advocacy-Lawyers-2017