UAE’s FNC members approve 15 draft laws in 13 sessions

SourceKhaleej Times
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

In addition, the FNC committees also held 167 meetings and organised six seminars and field visits. Major draft laws passed by the Federal National Council (FNC) members this year include the witness protection law and a new consumer protection bill. According to the FNC's first session report of the seventh legislative council - from November 14, 2019, to June 30, 2020 - the FNC members approved 15 draft laws in 13 sessions. More than 44 questions covering various sectors were posed to different government departments and ministries by the FNC. Protection of witnesses The federal law protecting witnesses and secret sources in criminal cases was approved on May 6. It identifies categories of persons who are entitled to legal protection - secret sources, witnesses, informants, victims and experts. It also more...