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SLC set to launch the ‘Legislative Week’

In line with Dubai’s vision to achieve legislative excellence, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has completed its preparations to launch the ‘Legislative Week’ set to take place from 10 to 14 February 2019. The event will witness the participation of major local government entities and the showcase of key legislation supporting the Dubai Plan 2021 aimed at establishing a pioneering, proactive, and excellent government.

The upcoming annual event will play an important role as a major platform for promoting legislative awareness among the public in line with SLC’s commitment to develop the legislative system as a key pillar in supporting the UAE goals of achieving sustainable development.

His Excellency Ahmed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, stated that the Legislative Week is launched with the support of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee, and reflects the SLC commitment to ensure the development of sustainable and balanced legislation that keeps pace with the rapid technological changes, such as digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution.

“The event provides an interactive platform for showcasing the importance of legislation in supporting government performance in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a government of the future that serves the people rather than controls them”, asserted Al Muhairi, adding: “The Legislative Week is part of our continuous effort to achieve the strategic objectives of the SLC, namely ensuring the proper legal understanding and implementation of applicable legislation in Dubai. This is in line with our long-term vision to develop modern legislation that looks ahead to the future. We look forward to holding extensive legislative discussions and awareness events during the Legislative Week. This event will bring together top-level government entities under one roof and will consolidate efforts aimed at ensuring optimal application of legislation and building a transparent, credible and reliable government that ensures fair and reliable implementation of government regulations in order to meet the needs of the future and achieve the happiness and well-being of society.”

The ‘Legislative Week’ will feature various interactive activities, awareness programs, workshops, and information sessions targeting different segments of the society. The SLC General Secretariat’s stand at the Mirdif City Centre will host experts and jurists on 13 and 14 February to answer questions and enquires of the public and shed light on the legislation in force in the emirate. The SLC General Secretariat will also showcase the ‘Dubai Legislation Portal’ on large screens and will play a video featuring the achievements of the Supreme Legislation Committee.

The planned event will include the ‘Legislation Lab’, workshops on ‘Drafting Legislation in Dubai’ and ‘Future Legislation’, and a series of information sessions on legislative work in Dubai for schools and universities.

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