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August 15, 2023
The protection of children's rights and their well-being is of paramount importance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
July 26, 2023
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), individuals may find themselves in situations where their freedom is restricted through detention or arrest. While both detention and arrest involve limitations on personal freedom, it is important to understand the differences between these two concepts, particularly in the context of civil and criminal procedures.
July 06, 2023
This article aims to discuss the human trafficking laws and the measures taken to combat this crime in the UAE.
June 14, 2023
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects people all over the world, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Fortunately, for the UAE the government in 2019 launched the Family protection Policy which caters to women, children, the elderly and people of determination to protect them from any type of violence and abuse. The UAE government has enacted laws to protect victims of Domestic Violence and provide them with a variety of legal rights.
May 25, 2023
In the UAE Physical assault is also known as battery, which is a criminal offence. It can be defined as intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person.. This can include hitting, punching, pushing, kicking or other physical act that may result in causing harm to someone.
March 31, 2023
Arson means the act of deliberately setting fire to property and thereby causing widespread damage, including danger to people and animals.
March 23, 2023
Misuse of the internet is severely punished, with crimes such as hacking, breaching private or government data, spreading rumors or fake news, tampering with data of certain authorities, defaming individuals or religious beliefs being heavily penalized.
February 16, 2023
Terminating a contract essentially implies extinguishing the liabilities mentioned within the contract.
December 15, 2022
The issue of domestic violence is universal, and the UAE has taken bold steps to combat this issue.
December 09, 2022
Bribe and blackmail are two different concepts under criminal law. Bribe is generally understood to mean offering a gift or a benefit to another person who is in a position of power or who holds a public office, in exchange for a favor which may not be in line with his duties. On the other hand, blackmail may be understood as coercing a person to do certain acts by threatening adverse consequences if he does not commit such acts.
October 20, 2022
The law which governs crimes and its penalties in the United Arab Emirates is the Federal Decree Law No. 31 of 2021 (UAE Penal Code). The UAE Penal Code came into force from 2 January 2022 and abrogated and repealed the penal code applicable previously, called the Federal Law No. 3 of 1987.
October 12, 2022
If you have never been involved in a court proceeding in the UAE, chances are that you may not be familiar with the phrase “memorandum of defense”. However, it may be relevant to know this term and the process of litigation before the UAE courts if you are a resident of UAE or generally curious to know how the courts work in the UAE
September 20, 2022
Bail is a provisional release of an accused and may be granted by the public prosecution for a felony or a misdemeanor, at any time whether on its own decision or upon request of the accused unless the accused has been r
August 30, 2022
In common language, smuggling is understood as the illegal import or export of products into or out of a country.
August 23, 2022
In the United Arab Emirates, while there is no specific law on infanticide, the Wadeema's Law provides protection to children in the UAE.
August 18, 2022
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent international court which was established pursuant to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court held in 1998. Countries which have ratified the Rome Statute agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the ICC for crimes which the ICC has jurisdiction to try. The seat of the ICC is in the Hague in the Netherlands.
July 05, 2022
Filing a criminal case for false complaints is one of the legal rights of an individual, whether local or expat based in the UAE, and such rights could be extended to even protect corporates. The explanations above give a broad insight into various aspects of reporting false accusations. Watch out for more of our insights and analysis on this topic and other legal issues.
July 01, 2022
The United Arab Emirates criminalizes filing false complaints if the complainant knows that the crime has not been committed. The punishment could vary between a fine or a jail sentence and this depends on the discretion of the courts.
February 17, 2022
The United Arab Emirates has recently introduced changes to its criminal law that now ban the carrying of sharp objects or tools. Further, if the said tools or objects are being used in a crime, then the penalty applicable would be double in nature, i.e., the offender will receive a separate penalty for the crime in itself, and an additional penalty for carrying the banned objects.
September 23, 2021
The rules and procedures concerning investigation, trial procedure, evidence, judgment, appeal procedures and enforcement measures are stated in the criminal procedure code.
September 14, 2021
Submitting fake claims in the UAE can be subject to the provisions of the ‘false accusations’ under the UAE Penal Code.
August 24, 2021
In various judgments, while awarding moral damages, the UAE courts have considered the level of pain, grief and distress suffered by a victim when determining or quantifying the compensation to be awarded.
August 23, 2021
A civil suit can be temporary withheld until the final judgment is obtained in the criminal case that is filed in the same subject matter. An expert criminal trial lawyer is best suited to advise and handle the defense strategy in criminal matters.
August 16, 2021
A crime can be classified generally as ‘infractions’, ‘misdemeanours’ and ‘felony’ depending on the seriousness of the offence.
May 09, 2020
Individuals should be morally responsible, follow the directions issued by the specialists, stay away from rumours, look for clinical assistance and not come in contact with others in case they are infected, which may risk the chances of others being infected as well.
December 11, 2019
The law governing the electronic evidence is Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law Number 2 of 2002 herein mentioned as the Electronic Transactions Law.
October 21, 2019
UAE nightlife may seem attractive on the outside yet could be dangerous on the inside. Like the rest of the world, UAE has also faced the social peril called the consumption of illegal drugs. As a countermeasure, the UAE has issued a new law on narcotics and psychotropic substances.
August 05, 2019
A bare review of the laws manifests that it is easy to determine the criminal intent of a person as he is always aware of acts and the consequences attached to it, yet it is one of the difficult tasks before the criminal court, depending upon varying circumstances of the case.
July 02, 2019
The relation between the patient and the doctor has been in a bubble for a while as we have come across numerous medical negligence cases where medical professionals have failed to exercise the reasonable duty of care.
June 12, 2019
Think about this situation - You are a majority shareholder of an organization which is confronting financial issues. The company applied for a bank loan. However, bank necessitates that a personal guarantor should offer a guarantee.
March 27, 2019
NOT JUST A CRIMINAL ACT WILL MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL So, the plan is that "A will enter the apartment wearing women's abaya with a key provided by C, B will wait outside in the car, and once we complete the act, we will keep the money at D's place." The plan is simple, and everyone is aware of their role in the act.
February 06, 2019
"The freedom of movement and residence will be granted within limits of laws" quotes from Article 29 of the UAE constitution offers freedom and simultaneously curtail it on the basis of law. It implies that everyone enjoys the freedom to travel inside and outside the country unless specifically objected by law through a travel ban.
December 27, 2018
Federal Decree-Law No. 17 of 2018, which amended the Criminal Procedure Code (Federal Law No. 35 of 1992) provides for an alternative to imprisonment in certain offences and is subject to certain restrictions, which we have explained in this article.
December 18, 2018
This article discuss the new Law in the UAE, which the Prosecution Can Allow the Accused and the Victim to Settle Criminal Matters Amicably.
December 10, 2018
This article discuss a new procedural system established by the amendment to the UAE Criminal Procedure Law, which envisages efficient and seamless transition of workflow with the goal to lessen the judicial workload. The system empowers prosecutors, subject to the limits provided in the law, to find the accused guilty of specific misdemeanours and issue a decision of penalty against the convict without referring the matter to the court.
This article explains about how the arrest orders are issued by the public prosecution, its validity, and contents and further discusses about the length of detention period according to Article 101, 104 and 105 of the Criminal...
The article sheds some light on the rules and regulation which has to be followed in the Sessions in most of the criminal cases under the Criminal Procedures Law, Federal Law No. (35) Of the Year 1992 and its amendments.
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