Unpacking the Maldives’ Transitional Justice Act

New legislation must provide meaningful redress for survivors of past abuses.

| Jun 04, 2021

No end in sight

The Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed's sister recounts the family’s long struggle for justice.

| May 04, 2021

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

The future of democracy in the Maldives

Is the new government in Male fulfilling its pledges for judicial reform and democracy?

| Aug 02, 2019

Beyond the ballot box

Celebration of the Maldives’ democratic gains must be tempered with realism.

| Oct 22, 2018

Through the looking glass

Can international media cover the Maldives without invoking China or India?

| Sep 26, 2018

President Nasheed speaks to Himal Southasian

The former President of the Maldives speaks to us ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

| Sep 21, 2018

Strangulation by bureaucracy: the Maldivian case

The country has found an efficient method of controlling media coverage of the 2018 presidential election.

| Sep 21, 2018

Maldivian IMDb: Elections 2018

Can the Maldives’ opposition stage a dramatic comeback, or will this election be a continuation of democracy interrupted?

| Sep 20, 2018

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