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Abu Dhabi Judicial Department Committee for Rehabilitation Discusses Sanctions

Counselor Al Abri underscores ADJD’s commitment to developing a comprehensive oversight system

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Published on May 15, 2024, 15:16:30


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Chaired by Counselor Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Undersecretary of the Judicial Department, the Committee for Rehabilitation and Correctional Policies, as established under Law No. 4 of 2024 regarding the regulation of rehabilitation and correctional centres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, held its inaugural session.

During the session, the committee discussed various initiatives pertaining to penalties, alternatives to incarceration, and the restructuring of rehabilitation and correctional centres in relation to judicial processes. It also examined proposals regarding best practices observed in international rehabilitation and correctional centres.

Counselor Al Abri underscored the Judicial Department’s commitment to developing a comprehensive oversight system for rehabilitation and correctional centres, aligning with the highest global standards.

This commitment reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, aimed at enhancing the judicial system and bolstering Abu Dhabi's competitive standing.

He emphasised the committee’s role in proposing suitable measures and mechanisms to enhance rehabilitation and correctional centres, with the ultimate aim of rehabilitating and reintegrating convicts as productive members of society.

Additionally, the committee aims to suggest ways to reduce prison sentences and broaden the utilisation of alternative forms of punishment.

Furthermore, he noted that the committee is tasked with drafting a plan, policy and operational guide for rehabilitation and correctional centres, ensuring their alignment with the work plans of courts and prosecution offices in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

It also seeks to propose legislation aimed at expanding the use of alternative measures to incarceration for minor offenses, such as community service, which serves the dual purpose of rehabilitation and discipline.