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Abu Dhabi sets up special courts for domestic workers

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Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi authorities have established special mandated judicial courts to examine crimes perpetrated against domestic workers.

UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan an edict setting up the units.

UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a federal law in September last year prohibiting any form of harassment against workers, forced labour or human trafficking. Under the federal law, workers have the right to keep their official documents.

The new judicial units will operate at the courts of the first instance to examine cases involving domestic workers and deliver expedite verdicts.

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