Husnu Al Suood

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Husnu Al Suood was the Attorney General of the Maldives from 2009 to 2010. He served as the Chief Judge of the Civil Court and as a member of the Judicial Service Commission in the Maldives from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a member of the National Human Rights Commission of the Maldives from 2003 to 2005 .[1]

Publications[edit]

The Maldivian Legal System (2014), (written in English language), The Maldives Law Institute, Male’, Maldives (Standard and authoritative text on Maldivian Legal System currently in use by students and practitioners; Understanding Maldivian Company Law, Novelty Printers and Publishers, Male’, Maldives, April 2009, (Standard and authoritative text of Maldivian company law currently in use by students and practitioners; The Maldivian Legal System, (Written in Dhivehi Language) Loamaafaanu Printers and Publishers, Male’, Maldives, July 2007; Our Rights – Out Nation, Novelty Printers and Publishers, Male’, Maldives, September 2006; International Human Rights, Novelty Printers and Publishers, Male’, Maldives, July 2004.

Defending Mohamed Nasheed[edit]

In 2005 Suood defended the then Chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party, Mohamed Nasheed, against charges of terrorism.[2] Suood complained that Nasheed was prevented from having a fair trial by international standards. He said that the prosecutor's team had more time than the defense team, charges were amended without notification and evidence was not handed over to the defense team. As a consequence, the defense team contemplated withdrawing from the case altogether as to protest the unfair conditions.[3]

Suood later participated in the democratic movement of the Maldives. As a member of the Special Majlis he helped in drafting the current constitution.

Awards[edit]

National Award of Recognition for Outstanding Services in the Field of Law, Government of Maldives, 2011 (Only recipient so far in the category of law for this public service award, which has been given since 1979) .[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Husnu Al Suood". Suood & Anwar. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ "SAARC Human Rights Report 2006". Asian Centre for Human Rights. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Mohamed Nasheed's Defense Team Considering Withdrawing Legal Representation". Minivan News. 2005-10-29. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Husnu Al Suood". Suood & Anwar. Retrieved 2013-05-25.