Maldives

Facts and Figures

Total number of police personnel - 3000

Total number of police stations - 49

Resources


Reports

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2nd November 2014

2 November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. This was declared last year through UN General Assembly resolution urging member states to prevent violence against journalists and media workers. MDN issued a press note on the occasion, attached herein. read more

Statement on Amendments proposed to the Law Number 17/2010 (Law Prohibiting Threatening and Possession of Dangerous Weapons and Sharp Objects)

Maldivian Democracy Network and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative are deeply concerned about the legislative move to restrict constitutional rights of arrested persons in cases of violent assault and urge the parliament to withhold from voting to pass it into law. read more

Full commentary - Amendment to the Prohibition of Assault and Offensive Weapons Act (Act No. 17/2010)

Full commentary on the Prohibition of Assault and Offensive Weapons Act (Act No. 17/2010) read more

Review of the Legal Framework of Maldives Police Service

As part of a regional project titled “Civil Society and Police Reform in South Asia”, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), led by Frederich-Naumann-Foundation (FNF) and funded by the European Union (EU), commissioned Muizzu & Co. LLP to conduct read more

CHRI Concerned Over Allegations of Police Violence and Arbitrary Action in Male City, Maldives

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative expresses concern over the allegations of police violence, brutality and arbitrary action during and after the May Day protests held on 1st and 2nd May 2015. According to media reports, the police used stun grenades, pepper spray and tear gas to read more

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