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Minister of Justice HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri has issued a decision to reconstitute members of the Expert Affairs Committee at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and to define its work system.
The decision stipulated that the reconstituted committee is headed by Ali Mohammed Al Yafei, representing the Ministry of Justice, with Judge Nasser Mohammed Al Dosari, a member representing the Supreme Judiciary Council, Dr Saad Hanif Al Doseri, a member of the Public Prosecution, two experts representing the Ministry of Justice, and two independent experts.
The committee held its first meeting remotely, where its work programme and mechanisms to implement its tasks were discussed, as it is the body entrusted with supervising the organisation of expert work, including the registration of experts and their obligations during the exercise of their work, the rules for their disciplinary accountability and consideration of applications for registration in accordance with the provisions of the law. The committee also considered requests for registration and renewal of registration of a number of experts, and examined some procedures related to the work of experts and took appropriate decisions.
In a statement on Sunday, Director of the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Justice Ali Mohammed Al Yafei, the head of the committee, stressed the ministry’s readiness to provide full support to the committee and to do everything that would facilitate its work, in accordance with the instructions of Minister of Justice HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, to implement the directives of the wise leadership to develop justice systems, provide assistance to the judiciary and the various legal authorities in the country, and take the necessary measures to provide all human, administrative and organisational capabilities to achieve this.
Yafei added that the ministry has taken measures to activate the provisions of the law of expertise, which was previously prepared by the ministry within its vision to support and develop the system of rule of law and prompt justice in the state, as well as work to provide and facilitate all services related to strengthening legal services for citizens and residents in various fields. Some 162 experts were registered with the experience department, including 46 engineering experts, 49 accounting experts, 44 real estate valuation experts, 20 with different specialised expertise, some of which are rare, and three bilateral experiences.
Article 3 of Law No 16 of 2017 regulates the works of expertise, including the conditions and controls for registering experts, their guarantees and obligations during the exercise of their work, whether before the judicial authorities or other relevant authorities, and the rules for their disciplinary accountability, and the establishment of a committee for expert affairs to supervise their affairs and consider their registration requests in accordance with the provisions of the law.
The Expatriates Affairs Department at the Ministry of Justice is responsible for organising the work of expertise, as well as providing technical expertise in the fields of engineering, accounting and any other fields or specialisations in order to achieve the goals that the law seeks to achieve.
Article 3 of No 16 of 2017 on the regulation of works of expertise states that a committee called ‘Experts Affairs Committee’ shall be established in the Ministry of Justice, with representation from the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Judiciary Council and the Public Prosecution, and it shall undertake the full supervision of the organisation of expert work, including the list of experts is registered and removed, and complaints related to them are considered, and the term of the committee’s membership is three years, renewable for a similar period or periods.
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20/09/2021
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