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UAE's justice system better than US's

Old Jul 10th 2011, 7:25 am
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The UAE's justice system has been ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa and 13th in the world by an annual study.

The World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index 2011, which covers 66 countries, put the UAE seven places above the US, which ranked 20th.

"The high score is a vote of confidence from a respected international agency in the federal and local judicial system," said the Minister of Justice, Dr Hadef Al Dhaheri.


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...in fundamental rights, the UAE came second in the [Middle East], behind Lebanon. The report also highlighted that in spite of the UAE legal system's strengths, "the formal system of checks and balances remains weak, and fundamental rights are curtailed, ranking 51st, including labour rights, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, and freedom of opinion and expression".

That's a bit like saying Bata make the best shoelaces in the world, however the overall shoe product is let down by shit plastic soles, shit plastic uppers, unfinished interior, poor stiching, rubbish quality control and the fact that its available in any colour you like so long as its black.

Can't quite fathom this, coz WJP appears to be a proper organisation.

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...n-annual-index

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Old Jul 10th 2011, 7:52 am
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Having a good legal system also means having well constructed laws, and a better approach to human rights. I know which country I'd rather go to court in if accused of a crime I didn't commit...

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Its like a Manager at Etisalat writing a report and ranking telecom in the UAE as being more competitive than Telecom in the UK

Ebrahim El Saddig, a partner at the international law firm SNR Denton & Co, who is based in Dubai, wrote the part of the report concerning the UAE.

"The WJP report shows the nexus between good governance, the rule of law and the ability to attract investments," Mr El Saddig said.

"I have been a member of the WJP for two years and a practitioner in the UAE for 14," he said. "The UAE's legal system has been developing rapidly and will continue to develop at this rate that they are going."
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I know which country I'd rather go to court in if accused of a crime I didn't commit...

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...or, unless I was Emirati, of one I did commit.

Flicking through some past-copies of The National, came across an article in which three police officers had been subpoenaed as witnesses in a criminal trial in Dubai. All three failed to appear. The consequences? A fine of AED 1,000. That'll make 'em sit up and take notice.
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