President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has on Tuesday ratified the second amendment to the ‘Human Rights Commission Act’ (Act No: 6/2006). The amendment was passed by Parliament on 6 September 2020, at the 33rd sitting of its second session.

The amendment places added safeguards to prevent corruption within the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM). It mandates that all appointed individuals must declare their assets, and ensures that they cannot unduly benefit from their position or exercise undue influence. It further delineates clear ethical guidelines for members to abide by.

Following ratification, the amendments to the Act has been published in the Government Gazette.