Dubai: Seventeen judges appointed in Dubai Primary Courts took their oaths of office on Wednesday before His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Zabeel Palace.
Five of the judges are Emiratis.
The judges swore to rule fairly and perform their duties honestly and faithfully and respect the effective legislation in Dubai and the UAE.
Shaikh Mohammad wished the new judges success in their assignments and mission to fulfil and ensure justice for litigants. He further instructed them to adhere to integrity and impartiality and to keep in mind the fear of Allah Almighty and the rule of law, which is second to none.
All people are equal before the law, regardless of their nationality, religion, race or countries of origin, he stressed, as justice, equality and tolerance are noble human values that characterise the UAE people and society, Shaikh Mohammad added.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince; Essam Eisa Al Humaidan, Attorney-General of Dubai; Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, director-general of Dubai Courts; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director-general of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department, as well as other shaikhs and senior officials.