United Arab Emirate Women to Gain Place in Courtroom

The United Arab Emirates is amending a law which will allow women to become federal prosecutors and judges. Women are in the process of being trained across the UAE. Two women in the capital Abu Dhabi have already been selected as prosecutors, reports Reuters.

“At present the law states that only a Muslim man is entitled to assume the position of a judge,” Justice Minister Mohammad bin Nakhira al-Dhaheri told the Middle East Times. He did not say when the law will be changed.

The amendment to the judiciary law will make the UAE the second Gulf Arab country to allow women to become judges, ending a male domination of the vocation, according to the Middle East Times.


Reuters 01/06/08; The Middle East Times 01/06/08

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