Member  -  Uza. Hawwa Sana  

Uza. Hawwa Sana began her legal career as a Deputy State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Office (2013-2014). Since then, she has served in various posts at the Attorney General’s Office, including the post of State Attorney (2014-2017) and as a Senior State Attorney (2017-2019). She is currently serving as a Senior State Counsel since July 2019.

Her work includes, representing the State in all civil cases at Tribunals, Superior Courts, High Court and the Supreme Court of Maldives including constitutional cases heard by the High Court and Supreme Court of the Maldives. Uza. Hawwa Sana’s responsibilities also include supervision of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division such as vetting of submissions, statements and appeals to Courts of the Republic of Maldives, management of Litigation Secretariat Section, as well as drafting legal opinions to government institutions and representing the Government in International Arbitration proceedings.

She always had a keen interest in working in public interest litigations and is currently leading the case of the migrant workers renumeration class action suit lodged in the Employment Tribunal of Maldives, where the workers are represented by Public Interest Law Centre where she is currently working as a member. She is also is also a partner in Astute Advocacy LLP, a private law firm, since August 2020.

Furthermore, she was part of the team of the Attorney General’s Office in the arbitration proceeding which was held between Axis Bank Limited against Government of Maldives and Maldives Airport Company Limited and in the arbitration proceeding between GMR-MAHB Consortium and GMR Male’ International Airport Private Limited against Government of Maldives and Maldives Airport Company Limited.

Uza. Hawwa Sana graduated with a Master of Laws in Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory with a Distinction from Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom in 2017, where she attained first place in her Master’s Course and obtained her Bachelor of Laws, Second Class Honours from King’s College London, United Kingdom in 2013.