UAE signals new criminal code to go live amid sweeping historic legal reforms

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UAE signals new criminal code to go live amid sweeping historic legal reforms

The United Arab Emirates has officially approved a raft of legal reforms including a new criminal code, according to a statement by State news agency WAM on 27 November. More than 40 laws, some of which have already been announced, include the ratification of a Federal Crime and Punishment Law, aimed at increasing protections for women, domestic staff and public safety. This measure will come into force on 2 January 2022. According to the announcement, the proposed reforms came during t...

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