Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

Commissioners 2015 to 2019

Ms. Aminath Eenas
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Aminath Eenas was appointed as a Member of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) in August 2015 and is currently the President of the Commission. She graduated with a BA in Social Work at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia in 2001 and a MA in Criminology- Crime, Law and Society at University of Manchester in Manchester, UK in 2005.

After graduating she worked as a Counselor in the Ministry of Gender, Family Development and Social Security before getting promoted as the Director at the ministry. Inclusive of becoming the Program Manager for the Juvenile Justice Unit at the Attorney General's Office as a UNICEF consultant twice, she has also come into the position of Chief Executive Officer at Family Protection Authority of Maldives.

Having worked over 15 years in the sector of Child Rights and Protection and Women's Rights and Protection, she has orchestrated awareness programs in Women's Rights and Child Rights issues, developed and conducted a correctional program for juveniles, established national reports and reports for UNICEF regarding child rights and has experience working with perpetrators.

With passion and firmness of purpose she works diligently and genuinely in advocating and protecting human rights in the Maldives.


Mr. Mohamed Zahid
Vice President
(15 June 2017 to present)
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Engaged in Social Mobilization, and took part in the formation and advocated the role of Civil Society Organizations
Vice President of the 2nd Commission of the HRCM
Has worked for UNDP and UNOPS funded projects throughout the country
Has played a leading role in the South Asia Poverty Alleviation Program (SAPAP) and Atoll Development for Sustainable atoll development model, which became the atoll development plan of Maldives


Mr. Moosa Ali Kaleyfaan
(27 August 2015 to present)
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MA (Comparative Religions), International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1995
BA (Hons) Comparative Religions, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1990

Member, Jury Employment Tribunal of Maldives (2010 to 2015)
Deputy Director General, National Disaster Management Centre (2008 to 2010)
Director (Administration & Finance) National Disaster Management Centre (2007 to 2008)
Director (Projects) Ministry of Atolls Development (2006 to 2007)
Atoll Chief (2003 to 2005)


Ms. Naiween Abdulla
(13 September 2015 to present)
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Master of Science in International Business Management
Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Political Science and History
Advanced National Diploma in teaching Economics and Mathematics

Worked in the teaching field 10 years
Former head of the Economics Department, Center for Higher Education (CHSE)
Qualified Leading Teacher teaching Advanced Level Economics, Center for Higher Education (CHSE) and Ahmadiya School.
Part time Lecturer at Maldives National University


Ms. Aishath Afreen Mohamed
(17 August 2015 to present)
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BA in Psychological Science, University of South Australia, 2008

Has worked in the Investigation Department of the HRCM as an Investigation officer and later as a Senior Investigation Officer prior to being appointed as a Commission Member
Has investigated different areas of alleged violations on the Right to Health, Housing and Right to Education, alleged Torture of people who were kept in places of deprivation of their liberty and of people who alleged torture at the hands of public officials.


Former Commissioners