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In a historic vote recently, the parliament of the Maldives confirmed the president’s nominationsof former judges, Dr Azmiralda Zahir and Aisha Shujune Mohamed as the first female justices of the country’s Supreme Court. Shujune, whore signed from the civil court in 2014, was among the first two female judges appointed to the bench in 2007. Dr Azmiralda was the most senior female judge in the country until herresignationfrom the High Court in May 2016.

Dr Azmiralda Zahir and Aisha Shujune Mohamed