UAE: President Enacts Legislation Transforming Rehabilitation Centers in Abu Dhabi

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Published on March 25, 2024, 10:15:19


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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved a law regulating rehabilitation and correctional centers in Abu Dhabi, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

The law delineates the general policies governing rehabilitation and correctional centres in Abu Dhabi, with a focus on safeguarding inmates' rights and providing appropriate social and cultural rehabilitation.

As per the law, punitive and correctional facilities in Abu Dhabi will be renamed rehabilitation and correctional centres. Under the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, the roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation and correctional centres include receiving inmates, determining appropriate care duties and informing inmates of their responsibilities and expected conduct.

Additionally, these centres are tasked with providing inmates with health and social care services, educational and vocational training opportunities and implementing rehabilitation programmes aimed at reintegrating them as productive members of society.

Moreover, the responsibilities of rehabilitation and correctional centres extend to training staff in accordance with the best international practices, enabling them to effectively carry out their mission of rehabilitating inmates while ensuring efficient economic management within the rehabilitation framework of the emirate.

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