The development of the UAE legal system and unification with the judicial system

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Abstract

The process of modernising the Emirates' legal systems which started in the early 1960s essentially involved replacing the traditional system of law and justice (which was effectively governed by the Shari'a), with laws and institutions of Western inspiration. In addition, alongside the traditional Shari'a courts (which applied Shari'a law and were presided over by Shari'a-trained judges), the

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-160
Number of pages45
JournalArab Law Quarterly
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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