This follows a decree by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE has announced landmark reforms that cover inheritance, women’s safety, suicide, Good Samaritans and alcohol consumption.
These changes to the personal and civil code will make it easier for expats to resolve disputes and promote multiculturalism.
This follows a decree by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the amendments come into effect immediately.
The amendments have been introduced to some of the terms in the Personal Status Law, the Civil Procedure Law, the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Law.
With these changes, non-Emiratis may choose to apply the laws of their home countries in dealing with affairs like inheritance and estates. In the Penal Code, the amendment includes decriminalising acts that do not harm others.
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