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Dubai Court Reduces Case Processing Time to Under 100 Days in 2022

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The average processing time for cases at Dubai's Court of First Instance has dropped from 109 days in 2020 to just 96 days in 2022. According to the most recent data, the appellate court's processing time decreased from 158 days to 136 days during the same time period.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum stressed the significance of continuously monitoring improvement plans and exploiting current digital infrastructure to streamline transactions and speed up justice delivery. He envisioned establishing a judicial system that would serve as a global model for fairness and the preservation of individual rights.

Non-criminal cases presented to and resolved by the Court of Cassation increased from 2,695 in 2020 to 3,588 by the end of 2022 in terms of finished lawsuits. Similarly, the number of cases heard by the Court of Appeal increased from 11,394 in 2020 to 14,887 in 2022. The three litigation courts resolved 41,727 criminal cases in total.

The Dubai Courts resolved civil, commercial, and inheritance cases worth around Dh6.5 billion.Furthermore, the earnings from public auctions are expected to reach roughly Dh2 billion in 2022.

H.H Sheikh Maktoum authorised promotion standards for non-Emirati members of the judicial authority during the council meeting, with the goal of maintaining a transparent and merit-based career advancement system.

In 2022, the Dubai Judicial Authority was governed by 51 laws, which were supplemented by 42 resolutions from the Judicial Council on submitted initiatives and applications.

The General Secretariat of the Judicial Council undertook 63 studies, including enhancement studies and others connected to submitted requests and initiatives, to further the judicial system's ongoing growth.

The Judicial Authority gained 63 new members in 2022, increasing the total number of members to 349, with an Emiratisation rate of around 60%. This demonstrates the administration's commitment to developing local talent and ensuring diversity in the judicial workforce.

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