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Majlis (People's Majlis)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 0.42 million people
  • Number of MPs 87 MPs
  • Legislature unicameral
  • Last election Apr 2019
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website
  • More data from Parline

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

How the Parliament of Maldives built a virtual chamber

We often associate leadership in digital innovation with the big parliaments but the Maldivian Parliament shows us that being small means you can also be agile and responsive. With a strong ICT strategic planning process already in place and a pragmatic agreement that existing parliamentary rules are sufficient to run the parliament virtually, it has become one of the first in the world to host a virtual plenary during the coronavirus crisis. In this article, the People’s Majlis explains how it took a range of already available software applications and brought its members together remotely, enabling debates and voting, whilst retaining the ability to broadcast proceedings.
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News in brief
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South Asian Speakers call for more financing to fight climate change

Speakers of Parliament from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka assembled in Malé, Maldives, on 1 and 2 September 2019, for the fourth South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As representatives of
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Press releases
Cote D'Ivoire election

#IPU140: IPU calls for actions to defend persecuted MPs worldwide

At the 140th IPU Assembly in Doha, Qatar, the global parliamentary community strongly condemned human rights violations against MPs worldwide. At the Assembly, the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with an exclusive remit to support MPs in danger, recommended action in the cases of 187 parliamentarians in a dozen countries whose human rights have been violated.
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News in brief
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih © AFP

IPU welcomes smooth transition in the Maldives

On the day of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s inauguration as President, the IPU welcomes the positive developments in the Maldives after years of political instability. The IPU has been actively involved in the peace-building process in Maldives, notably defending the rights
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Press releases
Jail officers watch the jail vicinity during an anti-drug and contraband inspection codenamed Oplan Greyhound at the Manila City Jail on September 29, 2018.

#IPU139: Assembly gives voice to MPs silenced at home

At the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, the global parliamentary community expressed serious concerns about MP human rights violations worldwide including cases in Cambodia, Venezuela, Turkey, and Uganda. However, there was also good news from Malaysia and the Maldives.At the Assembly, the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with an exclusive remit to support persecuted MPs, met for its 157th session. The committee meets three times a year to hear both complainants and the parliamentary authorities. Based on these hearings and other information, the committee takes position and its decisions are adopted by the IPU’s Governing Council. At this sitting, the committee took position on human rights violations of 295 MPs in 13 countries.
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Related events

Malé, Maldives
This high-level Summit will build on the conclusions of the previous summits and will allow Speakers of Parliament to continue to develop dialogue and parliamentary cooperation on achieving the SDGs.
Sep 01 2019

Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific region on the SDGs


Recent human rights cases

Find out more about the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians

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