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UAE gov't launches 'smart' prosecution for travellers within 30 mins

The initiative is designed to speed up litigation, facilitate procedures and reduce government costs

UAE gov't launches 'smart' prosecution for travellers within 30 mins

The UAE’s Federal Public Prosecution has launched a new smart initiative designed to investigate and execute the pending criminal cases of defendants travelling through the country’s ports of entry and exit in between 15 and 30 minutes, the government has announced.

Ahmad Al Hammadi, the prosecution’s spokesman, said that the new ‘Smart Public Prosecution Passage’ will speed up litigation, facilitate procedures for travellers and reduce costs.

“It allows travellers to go on with their flights without delay by directing any person wanted in a criminal case to a smart gateway to execute sentences in the case of fines in a smart or easy way, or to connect remotely in some criminal cases through the video conferencing system and the presentation to the competent prosecutor in certain cases, such as criminal orders and completing proceedings in a short period without taking the lengthy and tedious route,” Al Hammadi was quoted as saying in Gulf News.

Al Hammadi added that the initiative forms part of the larger UAE Vision 2021, which seeks to improve the UAE’s judicial system.