Dubai Judges Getting IT Training
Judges at various courts in the Emirati city of Dubai are undergoing a series of extensive training courses on Internet, e-commerce and the forthcoming cyber law, reported the Gulf News on Saturday.
The courses are organized by the Dubai E-Government Executive Team, in collaboration with Etisalat Academy and a team from Dubai Courts, said Ahmad bin Humaidan, Dubai E-Government Executive Team member and Dubai Courts IT director.
In the long run, Dubai Courts aim at training their more than 70 judges on the usage of Internet and computers – in accordance with their work requirements.
Bin Humaidan also said that the Dubai cyber law had been finalized by Dubai Internet City and is currently under revision by the Ruler's Court.
Necessary harmonization between the new cyber law and existing local laws is also underway, he said.
"The cyber law will definitely enable judges to deal better with computer-related cases."
Dubai Courts, he noted, plans to set up a secure electronic case tracking system for lawyers to check their clients' case files and enquire about documents needed for filing new cases.
Currently, Dubai Courts is working on including English with its Arabic online services. "Passwords and authentication will be given to lawyers to ensure a secure entry into the tracking system. But the inclusion of court cases on the web, like other countries, has not been decided. It depends on information."
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