Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates and Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) of Dubai, today attended the ‘Legislation and Leading Cities’ conference ‘. marking the beginning of the opening activities of Legislative Week 2023.
Organized by SLC, Legislative Week 2023 will run until November 23 at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
In his opening speech, Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of SLC, highlighted the objectives of the Legislative Week as a dynamic platform to exchange ideas, share legal experiences and knowledge, and design strategies to align the legislative system with the objectives of national development. .
Al Muhairi said Legislative Week 2023 reflects Dubai’s commitment to developing a resilient legislative and legal infrastructure that fosters sustainable economic growth and improves preparedness to meet future challenges. “The current edition of Legislative Week provides a fundamental platform to showcase strategies to promote legislative initiatives and build a solid legal and legislative system, contributing to the city’s leadership in this area.”
Al Muhairi further stated that the event will focus on addressing challenges within the legislative sphere, emphasizing the fundamental role of legislation as a catalyst for sustainable development and an instrumental tool to respond to rapid changes.
The conference was attended by Mohammed Al Murr, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation; Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of the Dubai Executive Council; Foreign Minister Essam Issa Al Humaidan, Attorney General of Dubai; Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts and several senior officials.
The four-day event has brought together legal professionals, experts and specialists in the consideration and drafting of legislation, fostering debates on a wide spectrum of legislation-related topics. The event features a series of plenary sessions, talks and workshops dedicated to exploring strategies for crafting agile legislation capable of adeptly responding to rapid change. Legislative Week 2023 will also delve into the fundamental role of the legislative system in fostering economic growth, raising national competitiveness and improving preparation for the future.
The opening day of the event featured a session titled ‘Global Legislative Challenges’, focusing on sustainability, future legislation and governance in legislative work. The second session of the day was titled “Dubai’s Distinctive Legislative, Legal and Judicial Ecosystem: A Catalyst to Engage the Global Economy and Promote Economic Leadership.”
The second day of the event will feature a series of sessions addressing three key topics: ‘Technology, policy and legislation’, ‘Technology and knowledge transfer’ and ‘Technology and administrative burdens’. The third day will feature a session exploring the topic “The role of policy in the development of legislation” and “International treaties and conventions and their importance for the UAE and Dubai”. The fourth day of Legislative Week 2023 will feature an interactive session focusing on ‘Legislative Industry in the Emirate of Dubai’.
Dubai Legislation Digital Platform
The launch of Legislative Week 2023 was marked by the presentation of the ‘Dubai Legislation Digital Platform’. The cutting-edge platform, featuring integrated services, seeks to transform the legislative landscape by streamlining drafting processes and improving community engagement by providing stakeholders with access to proposed legislation before its adoption.
SLC is dedicated to improving legislative processes through continuous improvement of the digital platform, integrating digital innovations and generative artificial intelligence. The Platform offers a range of fully digitized services for government entities and stakeholders, enabling the submission of requests for new local legislation, review of federal legislation, access to legal opinions, participation in legislative training and access to legislation translation services . Additionally, it provides seamless access to the Dubai Legislation Portal and the Official Gazette of the Government of Dubai.