A chief judge in Dubai has proposed the setting up of ‘tolerance sections’ at public prosecution departments and police stations to help resolve minor disputes efficiently and leniently.
The suggestion comes just a day after UAE President Sheikh Khalifa declared 2019 the ‘Year of Tolerance’.
Dr Ali Al Galadari, Chief Judge of Dubai Appeal Court of Misdemeanours, on Sunday tweeted that the ‘tolerance sections’ would resolve misdemeanours such as beating, cursing, offending, and petty disputes such as those that take place during traffic accidents or physical alterations.
He added that they would prevent matters from escalating and reaching court, while encouraging residents to be more tolerant and forgiving.
The Criminal Procedures Law allows for the halting of legal action in the case of minor misdemeanours.
Sheikh Khalifa said the Year of Tolerance is an extension of the Year of Zayed (2018), as it upholds the former leader’s values of coexistence.
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