Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), a leading center of law studies and judicial training in Dubai, organized yesterday, February 1st, 2011, a special ceremony to honor major partners who contributed to the success of the Institute’s strategic plan for 2010. Last year DJI focused on promoting the best judicial practices and forging strong partnerships with key local, regional and global institutions and authorities.
The ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai under the patronage of H.E. Chancellor Essam Al Humaidan, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Board of Dubai Judicial Institute. Attendees included H.E. Judge Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, DJI Director General; Dr. Ahmed Bin Hazim Al Suwaidi, Director General of Dubai Courts; Judge Hassan Muhaimed, Director of Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department; Dr. Hamad Bin Al Sheikh Al-Shaibani, Director-General of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department; Tayeb Abdulrahman Al Rais secretary general of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation; Amal Bin Udai Director General of the Government of Dubai Human Resources Department; in addition to Director Generals of various Dubai Government departments, a number of judges and various representatives from leading media, government and private organizations.
During the event, honorary plaques were distributed to prominent media and government bodies, including the Dubai Attorney General, Dubai Police, Dubai Courts, Military Justice, the Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department, the DIFC Courts, the Community Development Authority and the Directorate of Military Justice. Members of the private sector were also honored for their active role in supporting the Institute’s efforts to develop human resources, enhance community awareness on the legal field, and reinforce Dubai's position as a center for comprehensive development in the region.
The event reflected DJI’s commitment to encouraging excellence and honoring creativity in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It also aimed to develop effective communication channels with DJI partners in order to promote cooperation in enhancing the competencies of UAE Nationals.
Dr. Ahmed Bin Hazim Al Suwaidi said, “Last year, the Institute adopted an integrated strategy for the development of judicial training programs according to the highest international standards and application of learning techniques based on the best methods in order to build human resource capabilities and support our vision of reaffirming the role of law in building an integrated knowledge-based society. This strategy has certainly achieved positive results as a range of training programs have been offered by DJI in cooperation with many government and private agencies, following a series of cooperation agreements and strategic partnerships in line with DJI’s vision. We are privileged to honor all our partners whose efforts to promote our training initiatives and support the objectives of Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 and its focus on justice, safety and security are highly appreciated. We also reaffirm our full commitment to continue working with them in the current year to consolidate legal and judicial excellence in the emirate.”
Commenting on the event, Dr. Al Sumaiti said: “DJI draws inspiration from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed’s vision of enhanced government integration and closer collaboration among government, private and educational institutions towards an integrated knowledge-based society. The human element is considered vital to the fulfillment of this vision, which is why we have been working with various public and private entities in Dubai and across the UAE to encourage excellence and develop a generation of young citizens highly qualified to lead our nation’s growth.”
“We would not be able to succeed in our mission without the support of our strategic partners. This ceremony is our way of expressing our utmost appreciation for their assistance in our efforts to raise community awareness on the legal field and enhance Dubai’s position in international legal affairs,” he added.
Faisal Al Karaan, Head of Rehabilitation and Training Department, Dubai Judicial Institute, commented, “We are pleased to cooperate with a number of key government departments, private companies and academic institutions to provide training programs based on best practices and latest legal knowledge. In this regard, we are looking forward to launch new high-level training initiatives and programs that comply with the highest standards. This will in turn enable us to actively contribute to ongoing efforts to enhance human capital, promote the role of the judicature in achieving comprehensive development in the UAE and support the objectives of the DJI and its strategic partners.”
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.