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UAE Penal Code (amended 1987)

UAE Penal Code (amended 1987)

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Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates amended in 1987. Updated again in 2005.

Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates amended in 1987. Updated again in 2005.

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User: Carolina VargaDate: DECEMBER 20 2012Time: 11:43:30Content Type:
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Copyright 2012: Thomson Reuters. All Rights Reserved Page 1
 
Status: Law in force
Penal Code [Fed. Law 3 of 1987] AS AMENDED
Federal Law No. (3) Of The Year 1987 A.D
Federal Law No. (3) Of The Year 1987 A.DPromulgating The Penal Code(Criminal Law)We, Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the State of the United Arab Emirates, after perusal of the of theprovisional constitution,And of Federal Law, No. (1) of the year 1972A.D. regarding the Ministries Jurisdictions and the Ministers Authorities, and of all laws stipulating amendments thereto,And of Federal Law No. (9) of the year 1976A.D. concerning misdemeanants and neglected delinquents,And in accordance with the proposal of the Minister of Justice, the approval of the Cabinet, the approval of theFederal National Council and the confirmation of the Federal Supreme Council,Do hereby promulgate the following Code:Article 1 :The Code (law) attached hereto shall apply to all crimes and punishments, and any text contradicting itsprovisions shall become null and void.
Status: Law in force
Book One General ProvisionsPart One Introductory ProvisionsArticle 1:
The provisions of Islamic Sharia shall apply to crimes liable to the punishments provided for by the DivineOrdinance, or to the payment of compensation or blood money, while crimes liable to castigation andchastisement and the corresponding penalties shall be determined according to the provisions of this law andother penal codes.
Status: Law in force
Book One General ProvisionsPart One Introductory ProvisionsArticle 2:
Copyright 2012: Thomson Reuters. All Rights Reserved Page 2
 
No person may be convicted for a crime committed by another. And the accused is innocent until the contrary isproved in accordance with the law.
Status: Law in force
Book One General ProvisionsPart One Introductory ProvisionsArticle 3:
The provisions of Book One of the present Law shall apply to the crimes provided for in the other penal laws,unless there is a stipulation therein to the contrary.
Status: Law in force
Book One General ProvisionsPart One Introductory ProvisionsArticle 4:
No criminal measure may be imposed except in the cases and under the conditions provided for in this Law, andthe provisions relating to punishments shall apply to criminal measures, unless there is a text to the contrary.
Status: Law in force
Book One General ProvisionsPart One Introductory ProvisionsArticle 5:
According to this law, there shall be considered a public officers:1. Those who are in charge of the public functions and who are working in the Ministries and GovernmentalDepartments.2. Members of the Armed Forces.3. Chairmen and Members of the Legislative and Consultative Councils and those of the Municipalities.4. Any person delegated by a public authority to perform a specific job within the limits of the assigned job.5. Chairmen and Members of the Boards of Directors, as well as the Directors and persons working in Public
Copyright 2012: Thomson Reuters. All Rights Reserved Page 3

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