OTJ Postpones Thinadhoo Public Hearing

The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice has decided to postpone the public hearings to be conducted under Article 43 (a) of Regulation No: 2021/R-53 (Regulation on the Procedure for Conducting Investigation for Matters Submitted to the Office of the Ombudsperson for Transitional Justice), to obtain further information and provide victims of the cases submitted to OTJ regarding the systematic violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms which occurred during the forced eviction of residents of G.Dh. Thinadhoo in 1962.

According to the announcement released by the Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice today, the public hearings will be now held in G.Dh. Thinadhoo from 19th March 2022 to 22nd March 2022 and on 27th March 2022 in Male City.

Public hearings are formal proceedings held as a form of additional treatment, to obtain information needed for investigations or to allow those associated with a specific case to voice out their thoughts and feelings. Public hearings can be conducted as both closed and open hearings.