Dubai: Judicial Authorities Law Amended

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Dubai: Judicial Authorities Law Amended

Dubai’s Ruler has issued Dubai Law No. 11/2021 amending the Emirate’s Judicial Authorities Law.

The original law is contained in Dubai Law No. 13/2016.

Under the new Law, the Secretariat General of the Dubai Judicial Council will be responsible for providing the administrative services, information, statistics and research required by the Council to carry out its functions and responsibilities. The Secretary General of the Council will be appointed by a Decree issued by the Ruler.

It also states the Secretary General of the Council will be responsible for appointing and supervising the activities of the Secretariat General’s team and the Chairman of the Judicial Council will be responsible for defining the functions and responsibilities of the Secretariat General.

It will be published in the Official Gazette and come into force on its issued date.

They also approved Dubai Decree No. 21/2021 appointing Dr Saif Ghanem Al Suwaidi from Dubai Police as the Secretary General of the Dubai Judicial Council. It repeals Dubai Decree No. 7/2014 on the Secretary General of Dubai Judicial Council and any other legislation which contradicts or contravenes it.

It will be published in the Official Gazette and come into force on its issued date.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk