Mohammed regulates judicial bodies

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued two decrees referring Dr. Ahmed Saeed Bin Hazeem, Director General of Dubai Courts, and Mohammed Youssif Ahmed Saleh, Deputy Director General of Dubai Courts to retirement.

Sheikh Mohammed has also issued a decree transferring Youssif Hassan Mohammed Al Mutawa, Senior Advocate General, from the Public Prosecution office to Dubai Courts and promoting him to Director General.

His Highness has also issued a decree promoting Judge Abdul Gader Musa Mohammed Abdul Rahman to a Senior Cassation Judge and appointing him as Deputy Director Manager of Dubai Courts in addition to his position as Chairman of Dubai's Rental Dispute Settlement Centre. All the above mentioned decrees are valid from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

Moreover, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decree promoting Khalifa Rashid Demas Al Swiadi and appointing him as Attorney General at the Public Prosecution office.

Sheikh Mohammed has also issued a law partially amending Law No (6) for 1992 regarding the establishment of the Judicial Council in Dubai.

Article (2) of the law has been amended as follow: Establishing the Judicial Council of the emirate of Dubai as follows: 1. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Chairman 2. Director General of HH the Ruler's Court Vice Chairman 3. The Dubai Attorney General Member 4. Director General of Dubai Courts Member 5. Chairman of Dubai Cassation Court Member 6. Chairman of Dubai Appeal Court Member 7. Chairman of Dubai First Instance Court Member 8. General Manager of Judicial Inspection Member The Judicial Council issues its decision by majority voting, and the Chairman prevails equal voting.

Article (2) of the new law amended Article (7) of Law No (6) for 1992 to read as follow: "The Judicial Council will create a Secretariat General and the secretary general will be appointed pursuant to a decree issued by the Ruler, and he will act according to the rules and regulations issued by the Judicial Council."

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decree appointing Khalifa Rashid Demas Al Swaidi as Secretary General of the Judicial Council in addition to his position in the Public Prosecution office.

Moreover, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a law partially amending the Judicial Inspection Law No (2) for 1992. Pursuant to the new law, Article (3) of Judicial Inspection Law No (2) for 1992 has been amended to read as follow: "The Judicial Inspection Division is established and attached to the Dubai Judicial Council."

His Highness has also issued a law partially amending Law No (27) for 2009 regarding Dubai Judicial Institute. The new law partially mended Law No (27), most importantly, attaching the Dubai Judicial Institute to the Dubai Judicial Council.

All decrees and laws are active from the date of issuance and to be published in the Official Gazette.

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