Justice Honorable Uz Abdulla Areef


(Justice of the Supreme Court of Maldives since 10th August 2010)



Born in Alif Alif. Thoddoo, Republic of Maldives, on 20th October 1968.

He completed his Bachelor of Shari’ah from the Islamic University of Medina in 1997.

Over the past years, he has  fulfilled a number of positions in the Judiciary include; Chief Judge of the Criminal Court from 2005 to 2008. And alsoappointed Judge in the Criminal Court from 1998 to 2005.

He has participated in several conferences and seminars over the years. These include;

- Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference (2011) held in Malaysia

- Case Management and Judicial Ethics Program organized by Royal Institute of Public Administration (2009) held in United Kingdom

- Judicial Training Program (2007) held in Kuwait.

-Judicial Training Program conducted by Subordinate Court (2007) held in Singapore

- Judicial Training Program conducted by the Law Centre of International Islamic University (2003) held in Malaysia.