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Access to Justice in Maldives: Striving for Equality and Fairness

Access to justice is a fundamental pillar of any democratic society, ensuring fairness, equality, and the rule of law. Unfortunately, the Maldives faces significant challenges in its justice system, hindering its ability to deliver justice effectively. In this article, we will shed light on the main issues faced by the justice system in the Maldives […]

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International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) concludes on Mauritius v Maldives EEZ dispute

On April 28, 2022, the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a verdict in the maritime boundary dispute between Mauritius and the Maldives. The dispute involved the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the Maldives and the Chagos archipelago, and the delimitation of territorial waters between Mauritius and the Maldives. The tribunal […]

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Impact of the New Civil Procedure Code

The Maldives introduced a new Civil Procedure Code on June 16th, 2022, with the aim of bringing more efficiency to the country‚Äôs legal system and speeding up the resolution of cases. The introduction of the new code was expected to bring improvements to the legal system, but according to some lawyers, it cannot be said that the […]

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Maldives Allows Resort Boundary Extension from 500m to 1000m

The Maldives government has gazetted a new regulation that permit resort developers to extend the designated boundary of their resorts from 500 to 1000 meters. The boundary extension fee for an additional 500 meters is set at $100,000. On March 14, 2023, the Ministry of Tourism launched the new Resort Boundary Regulations, officially known as […]

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The Importance of Corporate Governance

The Importance of Corporate Governance: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Ethical Behavior Corporate governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. It is concerned with how a company is managed and how the interests of stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and the wider community, are […]

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Maldives to lease new islands for tourism development

As the Maldives continues to grow in popularity as a tourism destination, the Ministry of Tourism has announced new islands for tourism lease. This announcement provides investors with the opportunity to develop and operate resorts in these pristine locations, but it also comes with legal considerations that must be taken into account. At Apex Law […]

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Maldives Government Increases GST Tax Rate

On November 16th, the Maldives Government passed a bill proposed by the government to increase the GST tax rate for both the tourism sector and the general sector. Starting from the new year of 2023, taxpayers will be charged higher GST and TGST in the Maldives. On November 22nd, the President ratified the Goods and […]

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Exploring Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is a constantly evolving field that encompasses a wide range of legal issues related to the ownership and protection of intellectual property. In this blog, we will explore some of the latest legal issues in the world of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, and patent law. Copyright Law Copyright law is an […]

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Understanding the Difference between Criminal and Civil Offences

Understanding the Difference between Criminal and Civil Offences: Can a Criminal Punishment be Given for a Civil Offence? The legal system is divided into two major categories: criminal law and civil law. While criminal law is concerned with offenses against society, civil law deals with disputes between individuals or entities. It’s essential to understand the […]

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Personal Injury Claims in Maldives

Personal Injury Claims in Maldives: What You Need to Know Personal injury claims can arise in various situations, such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. If you have suffered a personal injury in Maldives, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. In this blog, we will explore […]

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