The first written constitution of the Maldives was brought to effect in 1932, by Sultan Muhammad Shamsuddeen III.  Our first constitution was mainly based on cultural values, social norms and oHher traditional administrative practices.

The current Constitution of Maldives was ratified by His Excellency, The President Uz. Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on 7th August 2008. The following is a Functional Translation of the said Constitution (2008) rendered by  Ms. Dheena Hussain, at the request of Ministry of Legal Reform, Information and Arts.