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UAE Appoints Two Female Judges

UAE Appoints Two Female Judges

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 - 05:45
Abu Dhabi - Asharq Al-Awsat
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal decree appointing two female judges at the Federal Judiciary.

The new judges Khadeeja Al Malas and Salamah Al Ketbi are the first two Emirati women to hold judicial positions at the Federal level in the UAE.

“This latest appointment reflects the UAE government's stance to ensure that women are empowered in their line of work, playing an integral role in the development and progress of the nation,” the UAE’s state-run news agency said Tuesday.

“It highlights the achievements made by Emirati women, as well as the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure women have an increased presence and role in the country's federal courts system,” Emirates News Agency (WAM), said.

“The appointment of Al Malas and Al Ketbi also represents the initiatives and policies undertaken by the UAE Cabinet to further empower Emirati women in their community, including President Khalifa's decision to increase Emirati women's representation in the Federal National Council, FNC, to 50 percent in the upcoming parliamentary term,” it added.

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