UAE law now applicable to people committing crimes against citizens abroad

More than 40 laws are included in the new amendments



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 28 Nov 2021, 1:51 PM

The new law amendments announced by the UAE on Saturday cover a wide range of aspects including crimes committed against UAE nationals in foreign countries.

The new amendments include that the UAE law will apply to anyone who commits a crime against UAE citizens even outside the United Arab Emirates.

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“One of the most important provisions newly introduced by the Crime and Punishment Law is that the law (will) be applied to anyone who commits, or participates in, a premeditated murder that occurs against a citizen of the United Arab Emirates even if the crime takes place outside the country,” according to a media statement issued on Saturday.

More than 40 laws are included in the new amendments, which together represent the largest legal reform in the young nation’s 50-year history.

-waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com


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