Steps in place for the smooth functioning of state courts

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Auqaf has embarked on a series of measures to ensure smooth functioning of state courts and that justice is carried out.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Tue 18 Oct 2005, 10:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:51 PM

Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Justice Minister, told Khaleej Times that his ministry was striving to take decisions and measures needed to enable judiciary settle cases as swiftly as possible without prejudice to the law or the victim's rights.

In this connection, the minister issued a decision reshuffling the administrations of Primary, Shariah and Federal courts in Umm Al Quwain as follows:

Umm Al Quwain Federal Court of First Instance: The Civil, Labour and Commercial Department would be chaired by Judge Jassem Bu Aseeba with three other judges — Mohammed Al Ahmar, Mohammed Ghaibah and Hamiduddein Khamis as members. The department will look into all the ongoing and new civil and labour cases and will hold sessions on Saturdays.

The Penal, Civil and Labour Department and Penal Commercial Department will both be chaired by Judge Hamiduddein Suleiman and will hold sessions on Sundays.

As for the Departments of Misdemeanour and Violations, the first one will be under the chairmanship of Judge Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Mahdi and has been assigned to look into all penal, legal and traffic misdemeanours and violations on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

The second one will be chaired by Judge Hassan Al Roumi. It will look into all ongoing and new juvenile misdemeanours and violations as well as those related to entry and residence of foreigners with odd numbers on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The Third Department would be headed by Mohammed Al Ahmar and is assigned to look into misdemeanours and violations pertinent to entry and residence of foreigners with even numbers.

As for the committees of Conciliation and Reconciliation, the first one will be headed by Hassan Al Roumi with Rashid Ali Al Mualla and Nasser Al Mualla as members. The department will look into all disputes brought before it with odd numbers on Mondays. The second committee to be chaired by Mohammed Al Ahmar will look into disputes with even numbers on Tuesdays.

The Umm Al Quwain Shariah Primary Court will be chaired by Judge Saleh Al Fahd and will hold sessions through the week.

The Falaj Al Mualla Shariah Primary Court will be headed by Judge Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al Numairi.

The departments in the previous set-up shall, under the decision, settle cases submitted to them before the decision comes into effect on Sunday.



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