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UAE: Abu Dhabi Launches "One Stop Shop for Litigation" Plan

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

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ONE STOP SHOP, ABU DHABI

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has come up with a policy named "One Stop Shop for Litigation", to solve issues of geographical barriers blocking litigation owing to the pandemic. The new plan would start using video conferencing for court hearings. These services are given while respecting the jurisdiction of the courts and enforcing judgments within the jurisdiction of the city where the case is filed. The initiative, which is the first of its type in the world, supports the ADJD's efforts to streamline procedures and speed up dispute resolution in order to accomplish its strategic aim of improving the efficiency and sustainability of judicial operations. According to the concerned department, this measure has aided the emirate's courts in achieving global leadership in the field of electronic litigation, in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This might help mitigate issues such as litigation time, cost and slower rate of case disposal. Furthermore, the initiative plans to build public confidence in the system as well.

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