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10 years jail for hate and discrimination

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin following a Decree by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The new law criminalises any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult religion through any form of expression, be it speech or the written word, books, pamphlets or via online media. The law also includes provisions for punishing anyone for terming other religious groups or individuals as infidels, or unbelievers.

The law is intended to provide a sound foundation for the environment of tolerance, broad­ mindedness and acceptance in the UAE and aims to safeguard people regardless of their origin, beliefs or race, against acts that promote religious hate and intolerance.

Penalties for violation of the various provisions of the law include jail-terms of six months to over 10 years and fines from Dh50,000 to Dh2 million.

The Anti-Discriminatory Law prohibits any act that would be considered as insulting God, his prophets or apostles or holy books or houses of worship or graveyards. It also has provisions to fight discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of religion, caste, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin.
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The following text comes straight from the UAE Ministry of Labour’s UAE Labour Law and is applicable as of July 14 2015.
Individual employment contracts
Article 35
Subject to the provisions of Article 2, the employment contract shall be written in duplicate, one copy handed to the worker, and the other to the employer. Should there not be a written contract, all conditions thereof may be established by all legal means of evidence.
Article 36
The employment contract shall determine in particular the date of conclusion thereof, the date of commencement of work, the type, location and duration thereof, should it be of a determined period, as well as the amount of the wage.
Article 37
As amended by Federal Law no. 12 dated 29/10/1986:
The worker may be employed for a probation period not exceeding six months where the employer may terminate the services of the worker without notification or end of service gratuity. The worker may not be employed by the same employer for more than one probation period. Should the worker successfully completes the probation period and pursues in his job, the said period shall be deemed as a part of the service period.
Article 38
The employment contract shall be for a determined or an undetermined term. Should it be for a determined term, it may not exceed four years. Such contract may be renewed by mutual agreement of the parties for one or more similar or shorter terms.
Should the contract be renewed, the new term(s) shall be deemed an extension of the original term and shall be added thereto upon the calculation of the total service period of the worker.
Article 39
The employment contract shall be deemed of an undetermined term since the establishment thereof in any of the following cases:
1 - If it is not made in writing.
2 - If it is concluded for an undetermined term.
3 - If it is made in writing and concluded for a determined term , and the parties continue to apply it after the expiry thereof without a written agreement between them.
4 - If it is concluded for a specific job with undetermined term
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Public sector holidays will be from Thurday July 16 to Monday July 20.
Private sector holidays will be on Shawwal 1 and 2 - Whether Eid falls on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday depends on the moon-sighting

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UAE justice system better than US, study reveals
The UAE justice system has emerged as more effective than that in the US in a recent study of 66 countries.

The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2011 rated the UAE as 13th globally on its adherence to the rule of law, seven places above its Western counterpart, which came 20th.

The Gulf state also came first in its own region, beating Jordan, Iran, Lebanon and Morocco on its ability to implement the legal framework. “Public institutions in the country are well developed and corrupt free, and government officers are held accountable for misconduct,” said the report. “Similarly, the civil court system is very efficient and relatively independent.” #awiglaw #uae # lebanon # iraq # syria #jordan # qayar #justice #US #crime #law #cyberlaw #court #mydubai #abudhabi #sheikhmansour #sheikhmohammed #sheikhkhalifa #ajman #rak #ramadankareem #middleeast #lawyer

The UAE’s new law on financial regulation and bankruptcy, which is expected to decriminalise the bouncing of cheques, moved a step closer to being enacted after a draft proposal was approved by the country’s cabinet.

In a statement on news agency WAM, Sheikh Mohammed, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the proposed draft law presents flexible strategies to bailout businesses faced with financial troubles that might lead to bankruptcy. “The draft law aims to regulate accumulated debts, eases restructuring of companies as well as support troubled businesses,” he said. “The draft law aims to mitigate risk of bankruptcy and ensure a safe and attractive business environment in the UAE that nurtures and supports investments.” The new law was drawn up following detailed studies locally and with international experts in the field of bankruptcy, and financial restructure.
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Department has initiated combative investigations into all claims of unlicensed legal services in the Emirate of Dubai, as a preventative attempt to protect members of the public from persons who are not qualified or authorised to provide professional legal advice or services in the Emirate of Dubai.

The Department, as the regulator of the legal profession, is mandated by its Establishing Law, No. 32 of 2008, to investigate all reports of unlicensed legal service providers and take action against any unlicensed practice of law in the emirate. The Department has the responsibility to protect the public by taking action against those who illegally offer legal services or misrepresent themselves as authorised to provide legal services in the absence of acquiring a license from the Department.

The Department has identified and acted on reports of over 62 unlicensed legal service providers in the emirate, comprised of companies and individuals that are engaging in unauthorised legal services. The unlawful solicitation of clients and offering of legal services by an unlicensed entity or individual is in direct breach of the law.

The Department shall not tolerate any contraventions of the laws and shall impose heavy sanctions and punish all those found to be engaging in unlicensed legal services.

The crackdown conducted by the Department is supported by the Department of Economic Development, DED, the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, and various other free zone licensing authorities to speed up action against unlicensed entities. The Department with the enforcement support of the commercial licensing authorities aims to work towards safe
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Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, has rubberstamped a series of new measures aimed at cracking down on litterbugs and those who violate waste management rules.
As chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan endorsed the Executive Council’s Resolution No (14) of 2015 amending the penalties and fines on violation of Local Order No (11) of 2003 on Public Health and Safety of the Society in the Emirate of Dubai, according to state news agency WAM.

Fines have been introduced for hanging clothes in balconies (AED500/$136) and barbecuing in unauthorised public places (AED500), while failing to clean up pets’ waste also has a AED500 fine, as does dirtying the street by washing cars in unauthorised places AED500.

In its crackdown on littering, Dubai has a fine of AED1,000 for those found to be dropping rubbish in beaches, sea, creek and ports, while erecting posters, adverts and flyers without permission will command a fine of AED1,000.

Official fines for spitting paan in public places to AED1,000 (up from AED500). Among the new environmental measures introduced is a fine of AED100,000 for wrong disposal of hazardous waste, building and demolition waste and industrial waste and improper disposal of wastewater is subject to AED100,000 fine.

Any leakage of wastewater from buildings or septic tank is subject to a AED10,000 fine, while any leakage or improper disposal of liquid or solid materials from concrete mixing transport trucks is subject to AED50,000.
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The rules regarding payment of the end of service benefit (EOSB) are set out in the UAE Labour Law, but can be a little confusing. For someone who has been with an employer for more than 12 months but less than five years, the EOSB is 21 days’ pay for each year of service, based upon basic salary. If a person resigns with less than five years’ service the amount payable reduces. If the period of service is less than three years, the amount due reduces by two- thirds, so that just seven days per year of service is payable, per Article 137 of the law.

This is the case if a person is on an unlimited contract; if they are on a limited contract they forfeit all rights to a gratuity payment if they resign within less than five years’ service.
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For all those who’d been waiting eagerly for the launch of the DIFC Wills, which will ensure that wishes of testators are carried out even when it comes to immovable property, there’s finally good news.

After being much in discussion, DIFC is finally launching its Wills and Probate Registry by April 30, 2015.

The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry has been established under the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts, however, it will operate as a distinct entity, as an ancillary body of the Dispute Resolution Authority, the third branch of the DIFC.

By virtue of the new Wills and Probate rules, individuals with assets in Dubai now will have the ability to register will in English language that creates legal certainty for the inheritance of their assets after death. It is a simple and efficient mechanism to pass on their estates according to their wishes, says DIFC.

As per the draft rules, those wishing to use the registry will have to pay about Dh10,000 to register their wills. This is more than double the charges that people incur with a normal will in Dubai and this includes lawyer’s fee, translation and attestation of wills with the Dubai Courts. But, there seems to be good news as the cost of registering a DIFC is likely to come down.
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The countries of the GCC have separate legal systems and if a police case has been registered against someone in the UAE, it does not follow that there will be a case registered in the other countries. In fact just having left a credit card debt does not automatically mean that a police case is outstanding, as a bank has to register a case and does not do so in every case. All debts should be repaid to avoid consequences, but NM should contact the bank in the UAE to find out if it has registered a police case as well as agreeing a payment plan.
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Sheikh khalifa issues law regulating real estate in abu dhabi
President Sheikh Khalifa has issued a law regulating the property sector in the emirate.

The law includes a provision to protect the rights of buyers when units are sold before completion and specifies the jurisdiction of the Department of Municipal Affairs regarding property issues.

Other provisions include the preparation of a real-estate registry to save all data and documents related to development, and the creation of a project guarantee account. The latter is to be opened by the developer for each project to deposit all amounts paid by the buyers of units.
The law provides details regarding involved licensed individuals, including the developer, the broker, the broker’s employees, the auction seller, residents and the surveyor.
The new Initial Real Estate Registry also clarifies off-plan sales. All transactions related to off-plan units will be recorded to avoid issues such as failure to execute the sales contract, and in the event of theproject not being completed.
Regulation of the landlord union is also addressed and ensures that rights and obligations of owners are clarified in proportion to their individual contributions.
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At some hotels and holiday resorts in the UAE, there are prominent notices warning hotel guests not to take in food from outside, informing them that to do so breaks the law. Is that the case?

Hotels have their own rules and regulations which guests may have to comply with. It is legal for all hotels to establish their own rules as long as those rules are not in breach of UAE laws. The hotel, however, cannot report this matter to police or file a case for this reason. They may try to prevent you taking in food or they may ask you to leave the hotel premises should you attempt to do so.
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