Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice (OTJ) has been ordered to hand over its hard assets and documents to the Ministry of Finance.

OTJ which was created under the Transitional Justice Act, expired yesterday and has been ordered to hand over the office property and all documents to the Ministry of Finance when it is dissolved.

Former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih established under the Transitional Justice Act (Act number: 28/2020) on December 17, 2020.

The Transitional Justice Act aims to end the culture of impunity and strengthen the rule of law, thereby strengthening democratic governance.

It sanctions investigations into past wrongdoings by state authorities, heads of agencies, or individuals in power, that resulted in human rights violations.

The Office of the Ombudsperson for Transitional Justice is an autonomous legal identity vested with powers to communicate, file a lawsuit, or receive court charges relating to circumstances addressed through the Transitional Justice Act.