Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan issues new resolution on arbitrators for marital disputes

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20 Apr, 2022

As published in Khaleej Times
by A Staff Reporter

The motion applies to cases related to separation on grounds of detriment and breach outlined in Federal Law on the Personal Status Law

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has issued an Executive Council resolution on arbitrators appointed to help resolve marital disputes in personal status cases in Dubai.

It applies to cases related to separation on the grounds of detriment and breach as outlined in Federal Law No. (28) of 2005 on the Personal Status Law and its amendments.

According to the new resolution, the President of the Personal Status Court of First Instance at Dubai Courts will issue a decision to form the Committee for Registering Arbitrators.

Members of the Committee will include two personal status judges, the head of the Personal Status Department at Dubai Courts, the head of the family affairs section at the Department, and a representative of the Community Development Authority in Dubai.

The head of the marriage officials and arbitrators section at the Department will serve as the Committee’s rapporteur.

As per this resolution, the couple involved in the marital dispute or one of them will appoint an arbitrator to help resolve their dispute.

The Committee for Registering Arbitrators is tasked with overseeing the implementation of this resolution, conducting written tests and face-to-face interviews with individuals seeking to list themselves in Dubai Courts’ registry for arbitrators, and reviewing complaints filed against arbitrators.

The judge hearing a marital dispute case will direct the spouses to name their choice of arbitrator. If they fail to do so, the judge will nominate an arbitrator from the registry.

The arbitrator named by the spouses should be related to one of them and must be aware of their situation.

Members of the Committee will include two personal status judges, the head of the Personal Status Department at Dubai Courts, the head of the family affairs section at the Department, and a representative of the Community Development Authority in Dubai.

The head of the marriage officials and arbitrators section at the Department will serve as the Committee’s rapporteur.

As per this resolution, the couple involved in the marital dispute or one of them will appoint an arbitrator to help resolve their dispute.

The Committee for Registering Arbitrators is tasked with overseeing the implementation of this resolution, conducting written tests and face-to-face interviews with individuals seeking to list themselves in Dubai Courts’ registry for arbitrators, and reviewing complaints filed against arbitrators.

The judge hearing a marital dispute case will direct the spouses to name their choice of arbitrator. If they fail to do so, the judge will nominate an arbitrator from the registry.

The arbitrator named by the spouses should be related to one of them and must be aware of their situation.