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Law on wheels: Abu Dhabi launches first mobile court in the UAE
Initiative ‘to provide world-class judicial services’
April 27, 2014 5:44 by kippreport
Abu Dhabi residents are in for a surprise, as the city has rolled out its first mobile court aboard a double-decker bus.
According to the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, the mobile court will make it easier for people that cannot make it to the city’s main courtroom to attend trails, such as those with special needs. The 4.5-metre-high and 14-metre-long bus is fully equipped for trials, with enough room for judges, prosecutors and clerks. The top level will be dedicated to administration and public inquiries. Electronic equipment on board is also linked with the department’s information systems, so that it can register cases and take fee payments.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, officially inaugurated the mobile courtroom in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. He says it is part of the city’s efforts to provide world-class judicial services.
As part of the initiative, the double-decker bus will travel across Abu Dhabi, visiting schools, universities and residential areas, to help raise awareness about judicial procedures.