Alongside the two other languages English and Arabic, Abu Dhabi has taken a remarkable decision to include Hindi for using in the court as the third official language, as a sign of progressive move to boost the access to justice.

The Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi told it has enhanced the way of ratification of the interactive forms of statements of claims indexed before courts through the progressive move of inclusion of Hindi as the third language next to Arabic and English in labor cases.

This progressive initiative is targeted at assisting Hindi speakers for learning about prosecution procedures via synthesized forms available through the AJJD website, according to the judicial administration.

According to the official personnel, the estimation of the UAE population to be around five million of which ⅔ rd are migrants from the foreign countries. In UAE, the Indian community amounting to 2.6 million, represents 30 percent of the entire population and is the largest exiled community in the country.

Undersecretary of the ADJD, Yousef Saeed Al Abri told the sanctioning of multilingual interactive aspects for requests, grievances, claim sheets to boost the judicial services in line with the plan tomorrow 2021 and escalate the clarity of the litigation procedures.

Undersecretary of the ADJD, Yousef Saeed Al Abri has told, “This is in addition to facilitating registration procedures to the public through simplified and easy forms and raising litigants ”, which will increase the legal awareness  via more interactive forms of the statements of claims, to certify the available access to the legal materials linked to the subject of the dispute.

He gave the clue that the addition of the adoption of the interactive forms in several languages comes under the instructions of the Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Minister of Presidential Affairs and ADHD Chairman.

Mr Al Abri clarified the inclusion of the new languages comes as the way of the bilingual litigation system, the first phase of which was initiated in November 2018, through the approval of procedures requiring the complainant to translate the documents of the case in civil and commercial lawsuits into English, if the defendant is a foreigner.

He also added, “The foreign investor receives the case files translated, thus contributing to the provision of a global judicial service that meets the requirements of residents in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi ”.


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