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Ex-Secretary-General McKinnon is special envoy to Maldives

By Cheryl Dorall

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Sir Don McKinnon (left) has been named as the Commonwealth’s Special Envoy to Maldives where controversy still rages over the removal of the former President.

Current Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamaleh Sharma said on 1 March that among McKinnon’s tasks would be to encourage an inclusive agreement between the past and present President and their supporters on the way forward, and to help introduce a Commonwealth technical programme to, among other things, strengthen the judiciary.

The arrest of a judge by the army under the former President was one of the events that sparked the unrest. Read the Commonwealth Secretariat Press Release here.

Read more here: http://www.cja-uk.org/noticeboard/ex-secretary-general-mckinnon-flies-to-maldives/

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