The Abu Dhabi Court will now look into cases related to personal status, civil, administrative and rental disputes.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and President of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), signed a decision establishing the Abu Dhabi Court for Family, Civil and Administrative Matters.
The Court will hear requests and claims related to personal status, civil, administrative and rental disputes, with the aim of enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the judicial processes and will ensure the effectiveness of litigation.
Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, affirmed that the establishment of specialised courts strengthens the leading position of Abu Dhabi’s judiciary at the regional and global levels, providing an integrated system allowing easy access to accomplished justice through a comprehensive set of advanced services that guarantee the excellence and efficiency of an independent judicial system.
Family-related matters are a major issue in terms of privacy due to the UAE’s interest in anything that may preserve the stability of the family and ensure family cohesion in society, Al Abri said. From this point of view, the Judicial Department is keen to provide a favourable environment for this approach so as to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of litigation, he added.
The Abu Dhabi Court is made up of minor and major first instance and appeal chambers. It also has committees for the settlement of rental disputes. The chambers of the court can be further divided according to the type of cases brought before it. The Abu Dhabi Court is formed by a president and a sufficient number of judges, case managers and administrative staff to carry out the necessary administrative, clerical and technical work.