UAE | National Judicial Training Institute/School
About The Institute of Training And Judicial Studies, Sharjah, UAE
Sharjah-based Institute of Training and Judicial Studies was established in 1992 as an independent federal authority. It assumes the task of preparing the qualified graduate students of the Sharia and law colleges to take over the judicial occupations.
ITJS organizes study courses for The Judiciary members in the various legal subjects and specialized training courses for preparing and rehabilitating the notary publics, the judicial assistants and advocates. It also holds on-request training courses for the governmental officials whose work is related to law and judicial fields. It is also interested in boosting the scientific research in the legal and judicial fields through encouragement of the specialized legal and judicial studies and work for issuing and publishing the same.
About The Dubai Judicial Institute
The Dubai Judicial Institute was established under Law No. (1) of 1996 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, as a public institution with legal personality and legal capacity. It was established to contribute to the provision of judicial institutions. The Judicial and Legal Department in the UAE is equipped with qualified human resources, based on its strategic vision of being a leading institute that supports judicial excellence and global competitiveness.
The Institute contributes to providing a pioneering experience in training and judicial development and contributing to the dissemination of legal knowledge to the community, thus preparing and qualifying national cadres from the UAE to take over the work of the judiciary and the Public Prosecution Office. And raising the level of efficiency and productivity in the judicial work.
The Institute is committed to achieving institutional excellence and operational efficiency by applying best management practices and digital technologies, developing a network of dealers in multiple sectors and striving to build sustainable strategic relationships and partnerships that consolidate the Institute’s role locally and regionally. This stems from the values it adopts of proactivity, integrity, transparency, excellence, innovation and teamwork.
UAE | National Official Representative(s) to EAJTN
H.E. Counselor Dr.
Mohamed Al Kamali
Director General of The Institute of Training And Judicial Studies, Ministry of Justice
Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Al Kamali is General Director of the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is at the same time has the position of the under Secretary of Minister of Justice. In his capacity as manager of the institute, he is responsible for applying the plan outlined by the scientific board of the Institute and representing the country in the international and local conferences on the Judicial Training and studies and other legal issues. Also, he is lecturing on the institute and on the conferences regarding the latest legal issues such as the Intellectual property and E-crimes. Dr Al-Kamali was appointed as Director of the Judicial Inspection Department in the Ministry of Justice from 2000 to 2002. He supervised the practical training in the University Of UAE in the educational court from 1998 to 2000. He also held the position of the Chief of the Federal Court of First Instance in Al-Ain from 1997 to 2000.Furthermore; he was an Appeal Judge in the Appeal Court of Ajman from 1996 to 1997. He was appointed as a Senior Judicial Inspector in the Ministry of Justice from 1995 to 1996.He worked from 1987 to 1995 as an assistant Judge, in a mandatory state, General Prosecutor in Al-Ain Prosecution. Dr Al-Kamali has finished his PhD in Law from UK in 1995 and his majoring was on Intellectual Property Development in the UAE. He got his Diploma from UK on the International Commercial Law. And he graduated from the college of Sharia and Law, UAE university in1987. Now he is a member in many organizations and societies: Some of them are: A member in a Professional Committee for Amending the System of Patents in the Gulf Co- operation Council (GCC), A member in a Committee for amending Federal Law regarding Industrial Intellectual Property for Patents and Drawings and the Industrial patterns and its Executive Regulations . He is also a member of the National Committee for fighting Money Laundry.
H.E. Judge Dr.
Director General of the Dubai Judicial Institute
Dr. Ibtisam Al-Badwawi assumed the duties of Director General of the Dubai Judicial Institute in October of the year 2021, culminating a prestigious academic journey and a distinguished career in the service of many government entities in the Emirate of Dubai.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Sharia and Law from the United Arab Emirates University, Dr. Ibtisam was keen to continue her academic education. In 2012, she obtained a Master’s degree in private law from the Dubai Police Academy, with distinction, and she also obtained a Doctorate in private law from the same academy, with the same distinction in the year 2019.
Al-Badwawi held the position of legal researcher from 2006 to 2009 at the Department of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Education, to undertake the tasks of investigation procedures, decisions, imposing administrative penalties, and representing the ministry in disputes filed by it or against it.
Her appointment as the first woman judge in the year 2009 in Dubai Courts, with the rank of first-instance judge, by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, was a turning point in her career.
From there, Dr. Ibtisam joined the specialized departments at the civil, real estate, commercial and penal courts. She was also entrusted with the task of presiding over the departments of the civil and real estate courts since 2014, until she was promoted and transferred to the Court of Appeal by virtue of a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, “May God protect him” to be appointed as an appellate judge. She was assigned to work at the Court of Appeal in the Real Estate Appeal Department in 2021.
In 2022, Her Excellency was promoted to the rank of First Appeal Judge.
Dr. Ibtisam became a member of several judicial committees, the most prominent of which is the Judicial Committee specialized in liquidating canceled projects, the Judicial Committee specialized in the sale of residential real estate by heirs, and the Judicial Committee specialized in exemption and postponement.
She also joined the membership of many administrative committees, including the honorary president of the Women’s Council in Dubai Courts from 2015 to date, director of the editorial board of the Echo of Courts magazine issued by Dubai Courts, member of the Committee for the Study and Review of Legislations during the years 2017 and 2018, and member in the Development and Intellectual Property Committee of the Courts of Dubai since 2019 until now, and member of the Smart Transformation Team of Dubai Courts to prepare the smart case file.
In addition, she was assigned to work with the government accelerators team specialized in amending the Articles of the Civil Procedures Law and the implementing regulations of the same law.
Dr. Ibtisam has many scientific publications and contributions, including the book of Civil Consumer Protection, according to the Civil Transactions Law and the Consumer Protection Law No. 24 of 2006 and its amendments – a comparative study. Another book entitled “Provisions of Compulsory Insurance from Civil Liability – A Comparative Study” that she has written was also published.
Useful national links
History of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department – Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
Story of Judiciary in Dubai – Dubai Courts
Case management system – Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
Manual of applications and services – Dubai Courts
Case registration – Dubai Courts
Courts in Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
The court system in Abu Dhabi – the Abu Dhabi eGovernment Gateway
About courts in Dubai – Dubai Courts
Types of courts in Dubai – The official portal of Dubai Government
Last Updated January 29, 2023