New UAE law will help convicts find job after jail term and lead normal life

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE Federal National Council held its fourteenth session chaired by Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Council on Wednesday.

The FNC approved two federal bills regarding rehabilitation convicts and allowing them to resume normal lives with job placement in the UAE.

Saqr Ghobash said that the Council approved a draft law on rehabilitation, which aims to speed up the integration of convicts into society, facilitate the convicts’ access to a criminal case investigation certificate without precedents, facilitate access to jobs, and implement the idea of aftercare for convicts.

A draft federal law on rehabilitation organized the procedures for obtaining a person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dishonesty to restore his legal status, by specifying three matters: crimes for which legal rehabilitation may be made, the competent judicial authority for legal rehabilitation, and the dates for legal rehabilitation.

The new draft federal law regarding rehabilitation cancels and replaces Law No. 36 of 1992 law on rehabilitation.

The article of the scope of application stipulates that every person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony shall be rehabilitated in accordance with the provisions of this law, while the draft law classified rehabilitation according to the provisions of this law as follows: legal rehabilitation and judicial rehabilitation.

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