Human Rights in
Human Rights are restricted in the Maldives. The President wields a lot of power - including the right to appoint a portion of Parliament and all judges. The press is restricted and journalists have been convicted for their statements. The Government limits freedom of assembly and association. There are significant restrictions on the freedom of religion, and women face a variety of legal and social disadvantages. Some of these restrictions are linked to the Government's observance of Shari'a (Islamic law) and other Islamic customs. The Government also restricts worker rights.
From the 1998 US State Department Report on Human Rights
- Human Rights Maldives
Most complete reference to human rights in the Maldives.
- 1997 US State Department Human Rights Report on The Maldives
- Amnesty International Reports on The Maldives
- UN Human Rights activities vis a vis The Maldives - 1997
- Reports from the UN Committee on the Right of the Child vis a vis The Maldives
- Maldives: A Country Study
US Library of Congress
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