Minister of Justice receives French delegation on sidelines of First Arab Civil Code Forum

ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2015 (WAM) – Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, has received the French legal delegation taking part in the first Arab Civil Law Code Forum, which kicked off today.

The event is organised by the ministry in co-operation with the Faculty of Law at University of Sorbonne University – Abu Dhabi.

The French delegation included Benoit Renault Chairman of the Supreme Council of the French Public Notary and a number of French legal officials. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Badi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, and Justice Abdul Rahman Murad Al Balochi, Director of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Justice, were also present.

During the meeting, which was held in his office at the ministry in Abu Dhabi, the minister stressed the keenness of the ministry to establish closer co-operation with the French counterpart.

He praised the experience of the French judicial system and the exchange of expertise on the best international practices in the areas of judiciary.

Earlier, Al Dhahiri opened the forum at University of Sorbonne – Abu Dhabi, with the participation of 150 members of judicial authority, experts, and lawyers representing the GCC states.

In his inaugural speech, the minister said, the ministry is committed to implementing the UAE vision launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and adopted by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“This ambitious vision, based on solid foundations, elevates the UAE to the ranks of leading world countries, particularly in the field of justice. The ministry permanently evaluates the efficiency of the judicial system and the rule of law through multiple indicators that help it to take action to achieve the desired goal,” he said.

He added that the ministry is working to consolidate the rule of law and spread the legal culture in society to encourage forums that help expand legal knowledge among men of law first, and secondly with the public to facilitate people’s access to legal knowledge.