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What are your legal rights under sexual harassment?

In spite of being illicit for the greater part of a century, inappropriate behaviour or sexual harassment remains today the unavoidable type of violence against women, regularly incorporating different categories of brutality in its ambit.


You can run, but you cannot hide, on this note the government of United Arab Emirates and South African government signed an extradition treaty and mutual legal collaboration in criminal matters in late 2018. The treaty will enable the countries to help each other in criminal investigation and prosecution of crimes through mutual collaboration and extradition of accused hiding in either of the country post committing a crime or who is wanted in requesting country.

Criminal Liability for medical negligence

The pith of criminal law depends on two elements Actus Reus and Mens Rea derived from the legal maxim "actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea" which means no act is punishable without a guilty mind. 

What are legal responsibilities of bail guarantor in UAE?

Ordinarily, the arrestees are kept in detainment for a certain period or until the public prosecutor finishes the investigation. However, in other cases, the arrestee can be released on bail, which is a temporary release offered to the arrestee awaiting the trial along with certain guarantee either passport and a certain amount of money. 

What are the criminal liabilities in medical negligence?

George Bernard Shaw has righteously quoted we have not lost faith, we have just transferred it in the medical profession. Thus, an exceptional venerable position has been given to doctors, but, it is natural that greater the reverence comes with great responsibility. Over time, we have witnessed a pace of globalisation and commercialisation in all spheres of life including the medical profession. New technologies and medicine have assisted us in improving the healthy lifestyle.

Do You Want To File a Case For Theft?

Theft involves obtaining someone else’s property with the intention of depriving the other person permanently from such movable property without their consent. Stealing money, accepting stolen goods or property or obtaining goods by masquerade. Legal Consultants of Dubai often suggest clients consider important points highlighted in this article in the case of theft. Federal Law Number 3 of 1987 regarding the UAE Penal Code exclusively provides punishment for theft committed within the country. Generally, theft is perpetrated on movable property having a monetary value belonging to another. Whereas, the Federal Law Number 5 of 1985 on Commercial Transactions defines property as something that can be taken under custody. Larceny, shoplifting, burglary and embezzlement of funds are some common crimes falling under the criteria of theft.

Abetting in Crime: Criminal accountability for parties involved

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.

Drinking alcohol in UAE: How to avoid jail time?

Foreign expatriates residing or visiting UAE must always be aware of the rules and regulations of the country in order to avoid detention. 

Travel Ban in UAE: All you need to know

“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. 

UAE Deportation: What you must do in the process

UAE is a pool of legislation which governs every aspect of citizens’ life residing in the country, ensuring peace and harmony. With the presence of numerous laws, individuals, particularly foreign nationals, must keep up with every law in order to be eligible to stay in the country. 

Looking for a Lawyer: Suing for Breach of Trust

Accessibility to global trade, tax-free income, innumerable business opportunities and free trade environment is an optimal location for any business venture and UAE is one such example of such a business environment. However, even in such favourable region, industrialist practices dishonest behaviour in order to gain undue profits. Dubai Legal Consultants will hereby provide you with a brief overview of the most common offence in the UAE that is Breach of Trust.

Good Bye to Entangling Investigations, Minor Crimes to be Disposed within One Day in the UAE.

Criminal Order is 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.

With the new Law in the UAE, the Prosecution Can Allow the Accused and the Victim to Settle Criminal

The new amendment to the UAE Criminal Procedure Law provides for an amicable settlement opportunity to the parties in a criminal case, namely the victim and the accused under the aegis of the prosecution. 

UAE joins nations monitoring Offenders through Electronic Tagging

The Law No. 17 of 2018 provides for an alternative to imprisonment in certain offences and subject to certain restrictions, which we have amplified in the following part herein. The alternative to imprisonment comes as a handy, electronic, portable and wearable device, which is intended to restrict and monitor the convicts or the accused pending trial instead of giving them a jail term or police custody during the investigation. 

The Rules and Procedures Followed Before the Criminal Courts under the UAE Criminal Procedure Law

After having explained the procedures of transferring cases to the criminal courts, in this part we will describe the procedures following the transfer and the rules to be followed before the criminal judge in the hearings.

Arresting Orders Under The Uae Criminal Procedure Law

It has been noticed that many of our colleagues based abroad are contacting us here in the UAE for their clients who were unfortunately arrested at one of the Airports in the UAE for some criminal charges. Their query usually relates to what the expected procedures are. 

Dubai Court Rejects Extradition Request for 'Wanted' Russian Woman

A Russian woman, wanted for fraud in her country, will not be extradited after Dubai Courts rejected the request.

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE

May 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by Motei & Associates.

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Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”