dubai courts announces establishment of independent execution court to improve efficiency of judicial system

UAE – Dubai Courts has announced the establishment of the Execution Court under Resolution No. (8) of 2016 issued by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Judicial Council. The specialized court for execution cases is in line with efforts to improve the efficiency of the judicial system in order to maintain a secure community and ensure justice according to the wise development vision of Dubai. The move comes in response to the growing need for an independent court for addressing the increasing number of execution cases. Under the Resolution, Judge Abdullah Ahmed Ali Al Kaitoob was appointed as head of the new Execution Court which serves as a significant addition to existing specialized courts which include the Civil, Labour, Real Estate, Commercial, Criminal and Personal Status Courts.

H.E. Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, Director-General of Dubai Courts, explained that the introduction of the Execution Court is significant to the development of the judicial industry as it serves as a cornerstone for enhancing the UAE’s position in the World Bank’s annual Global Competitiveness Report by hastening verdicts on execution cases. He noted that this move lays solid foundations for improving execution durations which is one of the main challenges in contract execution and an issue that made Dubai Courts rank 144th in the 2015 Report. H.E. Al Mansouri commended Dubai Courts for securing the top rank for the second time in a row in the Middle East in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2016, in addition to advancing from 34th to 26th out of 189 countries in the general ranking.

H.E. Al Mansouri emphasized that a specialized court for executions will play a pivotal role in achieving the ambitious vision of creating ‘pioneering and internationally distinguished courts’ capable of swiftly completing cases in line with the wise guidance of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who desires the happiness of people and the overall well-being of the community. He pointed out that the move will positively impact local and global confidence in the legal and judicial system.

H.E. Al Mansouri said: “We seek to activate the institutional role of the Execution Court through the development of an independent strategic plan that is closely linked to the goals of the ‘Strategic Document 2016-2019’ which ensures that justice is served accurately and swiftly, providing easy access to judicial services and upholding the values of justice, independence, transparency and innovation. We welcome the establishment of the Execution Court which will help measure the strategic performance indicators of execution cases included in the Strategic Document 2016-2019 accurately and efficiently. It will help us sustain our success in strengthening the judicial system based on the pillars of neutrality, impartiality, transparency, justice and equality to consolidate the global leadership of Dubai.”

The establishment of the Execution Court paves the way for the development of an independent strategy for execution cases, similar to other specialized courts of first instance, that preserves the influential role of managing execution cases in a manner that embodies Dubai Courts’ goal of effectively dispensing justice. The new court will adhere to a comprehensive operational plan that includes various quality initiatives and programs for improving the implementation of provisions.