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Fri 25 Sep 2009 02:31 PM

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UAE to set up consumer courts across country

New consumer courts to discharge justice much faster than the normal courts.

Authorities in the UAE will set up in phases, consumer courts across the seven emirates, according to a report.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Shehi, director-general of the economic ministry, told Gulf News that the courts will discharge justice much faster than the normal courts and consumers won't have to hire lawyers to seek decision.

“We've held a series of meetings with the Justice Ministry and the local governments. Once the logistics and processes are in final stage, we will launch courts across the country,” Al Shehi told the daily.

He added that the move comes in line with the government's commitment to support consumers and attend to their grievances.

According to Gulf News, the UAE government issued the Consumer Protection Law in 2006 and subsequently set up a Consumer Protection Department to monitor consumer issues.

Since then, the economic minister has been monitoring prices of essentials and has made efforts to keep prices in check, it added.

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majid 11 years ago

The law here would charge u as a criminal but I feel they should consider that the whole world is in crisis so govt should allow for civil case instead of criminal by sentencing people you will not get the money instead they would run away. better they can work and pay carry on with there work.