A special Court for Money Laundering and Tax Evasion Crimes in UAE

The UAE is all set to establish a court that specializes in money laundering and tax evasion crimes. The resolution to set up the court was issued by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) recently.

The primary objective of the court is to improve the litigation process and create a fair judicial system. According to Youssef Saeed Al Abri, under-Secretary of the ADJD, the specialist court will support the development of Abu Dhabi’s judicial system. It will also play a prominent role in ensuring the adjudication of relevant cases on time along with enhancing the expertise of relevant judges.

“The establishment of the court will also support the UAE’s efforts to combat such crimes and persecute perpetrators, through undertaking a series of steps and procedures, in coordination with relevant authorities and in light of an updated legislative infrastructure, which will reinforce the country’s competitiveness both regionally and internationally,” he added.

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department plans to organize training courses for judges and prosecutors specializing in money laundering and tax evasion. This will help in raising performance and achieving excellence and leadership.