The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department ranked third globally in the Contract Enforcement Index, within the indicators of the Business Activities Report issued by the World Bank for the year 2021, as well as achieving the best local ranking for government departments in Abu Dhabi responsible for all other indicators of the report, which reflects the efforts exerted and the continuous development of services Introduction to consolidating a judicial system that supports sustainable development and provides a stimulating environment for business and investments.
The Judicial Department has succeeded in achieving progress for more than 60 centers in less than 10 years since the start of participation in the Doing Business report in 2012, which reflects the remarkable development in the quality of judicial processes, which increased by 30% compared to the results of the 2019 report, which is a qualitative achievement given the To achieve it within a short period during the spread of the Corona pandemic, and Abu Dhabi surpassed in the litigation period axis over the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Economic Cooperation Council countries, while the difference between Abu Dhabi’s result in the quality of judicial processes and the Republic of China, which achieved the best result in this axis, was only 3 degrees.
The Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Counselor Yousef Saeed Al-Abri, stressed that the successive achievements and continuous successes achieved by the Judicial Department come in implementation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and in light of the unlimited support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and pursuant to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Head of the Judicial Department, to develop a world-leading judicial system that ensures sustainability and business continuity with quality and efficiency in light of the future foresight.
Counselor Youssef Al-Abri stated that the progress made by the Judicial Department according to the Contract Enforcement Index for this year, with a slight difference from the first place in South Korean courts, where the total number of Abu Dhabi courts reached 81.66 degrees, while the total of South Korean courts reached 84.1 degrees, proves the diligent and continuous work of In order to enhance the executive power of contracts, and reduce the time spent in completing transactions or litigation, as a key factor to ensure quality performance, which is reflected on the competitive strength of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and contributes to building a sustainable economy.
He added that the report included an evaluation of the results of a set of indicators concerned with various government agencies in the United Arab Emirates, including Abu Dhabi. Three sub-indicators, the time taken to settle cases, the cost of the case, and the quality of judicial processes in the commercial court.
It is noteworthy that the Business Activities Report issued by the World Bank deals with measuring organizational quality and efficiency in more than 190 countries, through a number of indicators related to commercial regulations, protection of property rights, and comparison between countries in terms of regulations and laws that affect business areas.