Abu Dhabi Opens Special Courts to Defend Domestic Maids' Rights

Published March 8th, 2018 - 07:45 GMT
Abu Dhabi Special judicial units have been set up to look into crimes committed against domestic workers through releasing special courts to protect their rights. (AFP/ File Photo)
Abu Dhabi Special judicial units have been set up to look into crimes committed against domestic workers through releasing special courts to protect their rights. (AFP/ File Photo)

Protect them against ill-treatment from sponsors who employ them among other crimes.

Special judicial units have been set up to look into crimes committed against domestic workers, it was announced on Wednesday. Special public prosecutors and judicial departments have been established at every Court of First Instance to handle such cases in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, has issued a resolution to this effect.

Yousef Saeed Al Abri, acting undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, said the resolution aims at delivering verdicts in such cases as fast as possible.

The resolution comes in the wake of a federal law issued by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in September last year. The law bans any kind of harassment of workers, forced labour or human trafficking and grants them the right to keep their official documents.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


Copyright © 2021 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved.

You may also like