Coronavirus in UAE: Dubai Courts hearings suspended, judges to work remotely

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Dubai - Hearings into urgent matters, criminal cases and appeals involving inmates and detainees shall continue remotely.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 18 Mar 2020, 6:35 PM

All judicial hearings at the three stages of prosecuting (Courts of First Instance, Appeals and Cassation) have been adjourned. Issuance of certificates and personal status documents like marriage and divorce certificates have also been suspended from March 22 to April 16. A remote working system will be activated during this period.

The temporary suspension is a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19. Hearings into urgent matters, criminal cases and appeals involving inmates and detainees shall continue remotely, as per an order by the Dubai Courts President.

All courts judges will issue the rulings in the scheduled hearings during the adjournment period remotely.

Dubai Courts will stop receiving customers in cases and claims services. These can be availed of via the courts' app and other digital channels.

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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