New UAE Law Ensures Rights for People of Determination

  • Publish date: Monday، 10 January 2022
New UAE Law Ensures Rights for People of Determination

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued the law in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai issued a new law issued in Dubai aims to protect the rights of people of determination and ensure their inclusion and integration into society. 

The Rights they should have

These include inclusive education at every stage, rehabilitation, inclusive job opportunities in all sectors, and healthcare, therapeutic and social services. They should also be able to access all services such as those pertaining to worship, police and legal.

Relevant entities should also offer people of determination access to data and information through various platforms and inform them about their legal rights.

The law also seeks to ensure people of determination can access banking services and participate in various sports and entertainment programmes, among others.

New committee

The law creates the ‘Higher Committee to Protect the Rights of People of Determination’. The Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai will issue a decision on the formation of the committee, which will include people of determination and representatives of relevant entities.

The committee is tasked with supervising all affairs concerning people of determination in Dubai, and implementing policies, plans and initiatives aimed at protecting their rights.

Violations and Fines

The CDA "Community Development Authority" is tasked with issuing identification cards for people with disabilities registered in Dubai. The cards will help people with disabilities access facilities and services allocated to them.

Violators of the new law and the decisions issued after will be subject to fines listed in the Executive Regulations. Fines will be doubled in case an offence is repeated within a year of the first, with a maximum of Dh100,000.

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