Dubai, UAE – Amidst an atmosphere of solemnity and commitment to justice, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Public Prosecution members appointed as judges. The ceremony, held at the Dubai Courts headquarters, marked a significant milestone in the UAE’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its legal system and uphold the principles of fairness and equality before the law.

The event underscored the UAE’s unwavering dedication to promoting the rule of law and ensuring access to justice for all citizens and residents. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid emphasized the importance of upholding the principles of justice and integrity in every aspect of the judicial process, highlighting the critical role that judges play in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of individuals within society.

In his address to the newly appointed judges, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid praised their dedication to public service and their commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and impartiality. He urged them to carry out their duties with diligence and integrity, emphasizing the importance of applying the law fairly and transparently to ensure the protection of individual rights and the maintenance of social order.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by senior officials and dignitaries, including Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation.

The appointment of Public Prosecution members as judges reflects the UAE’s commitment to nurturing a highly qualified and capable judiciary capable of delivering justice in accordance with the highest international standards. By elevating experienced legal professionals to the bench, the UAE aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its judicial system while promoting public confidence in the rule of law.

The ceremony concluded with the newly appointed judges taking the oath of office, pledging to uphold the constitution and laws of the UAE and to administer justice with integrity, impartiality, and respect for the dignity and rights of all individuals. Their solemn commitment to the principles of justice and the rule of law marks a significant step forward in the UAE’s journey towards a more just and equitable society.

As the UAE continues to strengthen its legal infrastructure and enhance the professionalism of its judiciary, events such as the swearing-in ceremony serve as a testament to the nation’s unwavering commitment to justice and the rule of law. Through collaboration, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to upholding the principles of justice, the UAE remains steadfast in its pursuit of a society where the rights and freedoms of all individuals are protected and upheld.

Published: 06th Feb 2024

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