posted on 09/05/2012: 755 views
Dubai Courts have released their annual report in a shared ceremony with the DIFC Courts. During the event, which was attended by a number of judges and dignitaries, both parties exchanged annual reports to underline their strategic partnership. Dubai Courts' representation was led by Dr. Ahmed Saeed Bin Hazeem Al Suweidi, General Manager; while the DIFC Courts' delegation was headed by their Chief Justice, Michael Hwang.
Dubai Courts' Annual Report consists of two sections, the first section exhibits and explains the judicial and administrative structure at Dubai Courts, in addition to highlighting The Judicial Council in the Emirate of Dubai, Dubai Courts' Leading Team and The Strategic Changing Team in the Judicial Sector. The report also includes Dubai Courts' Strategic Plan (2009-2011), the projects and initiatives carried out to achieve the strategic goals - covering both the initiatives and programs executed to enhance the trust of customers and stakeholders in the Judicial System as well as those executed to increase the internal effectiveness and efficiency, and to attract and develop highly qualified and motivated human capital.
The Report's first section also highlights the developments and changes at Dubai Courts in 2011, including the Awards Received by the Dubai Courts and the Dubai Courts Excellence Awards 2011 - 6th session. It also details Dubai Courts' participations in local and international conferences and Forums.
The 2011 Annual Report also covers the Dubai Courts' future direction, including the activation of Dubai Courts' Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes (Economic Department), the inauguration of the new Civil Court building in Al Garhoud area (due to launch by the end of 2012) and accelerating the electronic transition of Dubai Courts through expanding Notary Public online transactions to cover 60 electronic services. This, in turn, aims to help the UAE to improve its rank in The Global Competitiveness Report (published annually by the World Economic Forum) through improving its score in the "Efficiency of legal framework in settling disputes" indicator.
The second section of Dubai Courts' Annual report includes the KPIs related to judicial works and KPIs related to administrative works (detailed separately). These indicators show a 7.5% drop in civil cases recorded in 2011, with a total of 55311 cases (compared to 59833 cases in 2010) and also a 9% decrease in criminal cases, (with 41973 cases in 2011 dropping from 46160 cases in 2010). In contrast, the case clearance ratio in all three courts has improved by 17% year-over-year, with the clearance ratio of civil cases stable at the same level as 2010 and a 26% increase in clearance ratio of criminal cases. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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