DUBAI--Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the penal order law No 1 of 2017, and one day court to speed up the procedures and efficiency of the judicial work.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid stressed that the UAE is a state of institutions and law, and possesses an outstanding judicial system based on standardised mechanisms and systems. He referred to the independence of all its judicial bodies to ensure justice in record time without compromising the integrity of law.

One Day Court will save time and effort at Dubai courts by 60 per cent. It will even save AED40 million for government. The new court initiative to be implemented by all police stations in Dubai comes under the penal order law No. 1 of 2017.

During a meeting held at the Dubai Executive Council's head office at Emirates Towers on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammad ordered the implementation of the 'One Day Court' initiative at every police station with effect from Wednesday.

A pilot project of One Day Court was tried in 2015 involving the Residency and Foreigners' Affairs, Al Muraqqabat police station, and the Traffic Department.

Source: Emirates News Agency