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Dubai to implement 'One Day Court' to speed up legal system

Dubai is planning to set up a new One Day Court in an effort to speed up the legal process in the country.

The initiative is part of penal order law No 1 of 2017 which was approved on Tuesday by Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, state news agency WAM reported.

Under the law, the One Day Court will “save time and effort at Dubai courts by 60 percent”. It will also save AED40 million, WAM said, adding that the new court initiative will be implemented by all police stations in Dubai.

During a meeting held at the Dubai Executive Council’s head office at Emirates Towers on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammad ordered the implementation of the initiative with effect from Wednesday.

A pilot project of the One Day Court was tried in 2015 involving the Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs, Al Muraqqabat police station, and the Traffic Department.

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