Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), a leading centre for legal studies and judicial training in Dubai and a member of the General Network for Government Communication, has launched today (Sunday, April 22, 2012) an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) training session for senior Pakistani government officials, under the supervision of leading professionals and experts from the UAE, US and Pakistan. The five-day training session is a testament to the international community’s confidence in DJI’s role as a regional and international hub for legal and judicial excellence. It further demonstrates the solid relation between DJI and the US Embassy, reaffirming their joint efforts to create channels for sharing knowledge, expertise and best international practices.
The AML training session attracted 30 participants from the government of Pakistan, including representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Parliament, National Accountability Bureau, Anti Narcotics Force, Public Prosecution and many more, to look into various international standards, assess the existing practices and exchange experiences in dealing with money laundering. Hosting the AML training session underlines the UAE’s status as a leading hub for legal, humanitarian, social, development, cultural, economic and investment affairs.
“Held in collaboration with the US Embassy, the AML training session is very important as it acts as an interactive platform to look into local and international experiences and discuss the AML system application challenges,” said Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute. “The session also investigates current developments in the field of anti-money laundering, with a focus on top international practices and standards to reduce such a menace that has made a negative impact on the global economy. DJI is committed to organizing purpose-built initiatives that support our vision towards best judicial practices, transparency and an improved judicial system for the UAE’s legal and judicial community, in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
Dr. Al Sumaiti added that money laundering has become a worldwide threat that requires joint efforts to establish standardized measures for accountability, pointing out the remarkable progress achieved by the UAE in reporting suspicious transactions with the newly issued AML law and tight restrictions on money transfer activities. He emphasized the importance of intensifying efforts to curb money laundering and ultimately reduce crimes.
“Being chosen by the US Embassy to host the joint AML training session reflects the UAE’s position in the world’s political and diplomatic landscape, while consolidating the growing confidence in DJI’s leading role to provide vocational courses and ongoing training programs in the region under the highest standards of quality and integrity, as well as to promote legal research and cultivate a judicial culture in the society. Through this session, we look forward to inform the participants from the Pakistani government about the UAE’s experience in its fight against money laundering and promote security and safety across financial and banking systems. We certainly hope to see more of these initiatives in the region to strengthen our presence around the world and to also support the comprehensive development initiatives of the UAE,” he concluded.
The Dubai Judicial Institute was established in 1996 to help educate and train aspiring judges, prosecutors and their assistants, legal experts and lawyers. DJI also offers habilitation programs for public prosecutors to enhance their efficiency. The Institute provides training and consultancy services to various public and private sector agencies and institutions and conducts local, regional and global research and studies on all areas of law and jurisdiction.