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Jafza and Dubai Courts launch the first smart court in the Middle East to hear labor cases


Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Courts have launched the smart court for dealing with claims and labor cases for companies registered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and their employees, as part of their efforts to establish excellence in their integrated business environment and digital ecosystem.

The parties involved in the labor lawsuit will be able to attend the smart courtroom, which is equipped with a live broadcast system linked to the Dubai Courts, and is enhanced with the highest levels of electronic security, so that the judges can listen to the parties to the case, and view its merits through electronic linkage with the Jafza digital system for work contracts and related information. Relationship, to decide cases and make judgments.

This launch came as a result of the cooperation agreement that was signed between the two sides in 2019, in the presence of His Excellency Major General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai and Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Labor Affairs in Dubai, where a labor court was established that uses live broadcasting technology for sessions To consider lawsuits for companies operating in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, and in its business areas. The smart court, which is located in Jafza Building 14, marks the beginning of a new phase to facilitate litigation procedures.

It has also been provided with everything needed by the litigation process, to match its performance in the traditional court at the headquarters of the Dubai Courts, where the link between the labor systems in Jafza and the courts has been secured, including Ensures the best levels of live broadcasting of the merits of the case and listening to the pleadings of lawyers and testimonies of employees and representatives of companies involved in the case.

Abdullah bin Demaithan, CEO and General Manager of DP World – UAE Region and Jafza, said : In DP World – Emirates Region, and all economic complexes and free zones, we consider ‘people first’. The UAE, and these values are the most important pillars of Jafza’s organizational excellence as a licensing authority and a world-class business hub.Thanks to this well-established approach to protecting rights, our system has earned the appreciation of both international companies and professional competencies alike, and we have become an ideal business destination that includes more than 8,500 companies, employing nearly 130,000 employees.. .Bin Demaithan added : This achievement would not have been possible without the unlimited support we received from Dubai Courts, the pioneer of digital transformation in the legal sector, and we are confident that this experience, which is the first of its kind in the UAE and the region as a whole, will be a success story. It is unique and will be applied in many free zones in the world.

For his part, Judge Jamal Al Jabri, President of the Labor Court in Dubai Courts, affirmed the department’s keenness that the establishment of a labor court that uses virtual reality technology in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to consider and decide on lawsuits for companies operating in it, and in its business areas, constitutes A new addition to the development of the judicial system, as part of the continuous development efforts to meet the requirements and developments to complement the system of integrated judicial services provided to the parties, to facilitate workers’ access to justice and obtain their rights guaranteed by law, in appreciation of the role of this category, and to ensure comprehensive access to services in order to achieve justice in compliance with the vision The Chamber is the world’s leading, distinguished courts.

Al Jabri added, Dubai Courts were keen to make the efficiency of the judicial system at the forefront of priorities and targets, by harnessing modern technologies and applying the principles of foresight in the future, in accordance with plans and strategies that support the vision of our wise leadership in leadership and in achieving the first positions in the world, especially in the rule of law index.. .More than 8,500 companies from more than 140 countries benefit from the services of the Smart Court, and employ nearly 130,000 employees.

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