By Andy Sambidge
Justice minister issues resolution for specialist judges to hear IT crime cases.
The UAE’s Minister of Justice has issued a resolution to set up special courts to hear criminal cases related to IT crimes.
The move will see the employment of specialist judges, Dr Hadef Jowan Al Dhahiri added.
Al Dhahiri said the progress the UAE was witnessing in the economic and financial sectors on top of an "ICT and knowledge revolution" had made it necessary for the judiciary to create specialised judicial circuits in a bid to issue prompt verdicts on such cases.
"The Ministry is planning to bring into life specialised courts to handle new types of disputes in the judicial sector," he said in comments published by news agency WAM.
He indicated that the UAE issued Federal Law No. (2) of 2006 on the Prevention of Information Technology Crimes would help tackle "threats that could come out of misuse of IT".
He added that a group of national judges had obtained PhDs in cyber crimes and legislation to support the move.