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Monitoring visit to Kudakudhinge Hiyaa
12 November 2008

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives conducted an inspection visit to 'Kudakudhinge Hiyaa'(Government Shelter for Homeless Children)' operating under the former Ministry of Gender and family' located in Male' atoll Vilingili' on 12 November 2008. The inspection team from the commission included Commission Members and Staff.

This is the Commission's second visit to the institution, which currently fosters 42 children including a 10 day old baby. In today's visit the Commission especially looked into the degree to which the recommendations put forward by the HRCM in its report based on the findings of the visit carried out on 1 August 2007 has been implemented.

A report on the recommendations and findings based on this inspection visit will be publicized shortly.

HRCM Concludes training for the NPM

News | 29 January 2009

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives has concluded a training held in collaboration with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) for selected Staff from Human Rights Commission and its National Preventive Mechanism which was conducted from 25-29 January 2009.


The five day training for staff of the National Preventive Mechanism Staff and the consultation team from HRCM was conducted by a team of experts from the Association for the Prevention of Torture jointly with Team Consult, a firm based in Switzerland. The objective of this training was to develop a strategic plan to carry out the Commission's mandate for prevention of torture as well as empower the staff of NPM on fulfilling the country's obligations under OPCAT. The training also involved practical sessions on conducting monitoring visits to places of detention.


This is the first venture of a prospective yearlong consultation with the APT and the NPM of the Commission which is one of the newest areas of work to be instigated by the HRCM.

News Conferences

Media Briefing
11 August 2008

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives held a press conference on 11 August 2008. Speaking at this meeting the president of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, Mr. Ahmed Saleem stated that the constitution of Maldives ratified by the president on 7 August 2008 is a 'rights based constitution'.