Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) has created and publicized the guidelines for carrying out post-mortems.
HRCM also released a template model post-mortem report along with the guidelines.
According to the commission, these guidelines were created in accordance to Article 21 of the Constitution that grants every citizen the right to freedom, life and protection. The guidelines will pave way to provide more intricate answers in determining the cause and time of death in children and numerous other cases of mysterious demise.
Additionally, HRCM stated that they hope to strengthen the implementation of the agreements Maldives is party to in the international human rights act which highlights the right of every citizen of every age to live freely and in peace.
Post-mortem will be done only in cases where the cause of demise has been unconfirmed, deaths of children and in any case where a court requires the report as crucial evidence in situations where the cause of death is suspicious.
HRCM conclusively advised all other related institutions of the government to create and implement similar laws for the perseverance of the rights of the Maldivian citizens.