SLC | News

Accessibility Icon
Users with hearing or visual impairments can adjust the site to their individual needs
Resize Text
Switch Contrast
University of Sharjah and SLC sign MoU to strengthen legal and institutional cooperation
University of Sharjah and SLC sign MoU to strengthen legal and institutional cooperation
4 Jun 2024

H.E. Dr. Hamid Majul Al Nuaimi, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, welcomed H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), and the accompanying delegation during their visit to the University's campus. The visit focused on strengthening and developing bilateral cooperation in the legal and institutional fields, culminating in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering a partnership between the two parties in various scientific and academic domains.

The meeting commenced with a welcoming statement by H.E. Dr. Hamid Majul Al Nuaimi, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, who underscored the significance of cooperation between both entities. Dr. Al Nuaimi highlighted that the University, guided by the directives and vision of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University, prioritises community service and strengthening collaboration with various entities and institutions.

He explained that the University’s faculty members and researchers, particularly from the Faculty of Law and other faculties concerned with the MoU, will significantly contribute to achieving its objectives. They will play a crucial role in developing and presenting diverse insights and ideas to address and examine all legislative provisions and legal matters proposed by the SLC for discussion.

H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, said: “We are pleased to conclude this MoU with the University of Sharjah, establishing a framework for strengthening our legal, doctrinal, institutional, and research cooperation with one of the region's foremost academic institutions.”

Al Muhairi added: “The MoU reflects our belief in the importance of collaborative efforts and the empowerment of inter-institutional initiatives aimed at developing the legislative infrastructure and legal performance, enhancing the flexibility and sustainability of the legislative system, and aligning the same with the ambitious national strategies and visions. We look forward to expanding cooperation and partnership between the SLC and the University of Sharjah, to solidify the UAE’s leading position in legislative excellence, based on the pillars of scientific research, jurisprudence, and institutional cooperation.”

The MoU outlines a framework for research collaboration through the regular identification of research topics and ideas that align with its objectives. It focuses on opportunities to enhance legislation and legal provisions that require legislative processing and development, in line with the strategies and priorities of the Government of Dubai. This aims to elevate the status of the UAE and the Emirate of Dubai, boost their competitiveness, and make their investment climate more attractive. Additionally, it seeks to optimise the use of jurisprudential and judicial efforts in developing the legislative system in the UAE and in Dubai by directing scientific research towards areas that bolster and support this system.

The MoU also outlines a framework for participation in and contribution to conducting legal research, the provision of legal training on the preparation and drafting of legislation, the implementation of development projects in the legal field or any other supporting fields, and the exchange of legal and institutional publications and research, enriching the knowledge of the experts and specialists of both parties. Furthermore, it encompasses cooperation in organising conferences, workshops, and training courses to disseminate legal knowledge, and in organising visits and round table meetings to discuss vital and shared issues.

The signing of the MoU was attended by Dr. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Salah Tahir Al Haj, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, and Prof. Adnan Sarhan, Dean of the Faculty of Law. Representing the SLC were Mohammed Juma Al Suwaidi, SLC Assistant Secretary General, Essa Ahmad Abdulla, Director the Legislation Directorate, Faisal Ahmad Al Zafain, Director of the Legislative Awareness Directorate, Rafeeah Mohamed Al Owais, Senior Legal Officer, and Bashayer Mohamed Al Obeidli, Senior Legal Officer.

Successfully Submitted

The request is sent to Supreme Legislation Committee. You will be notified on the progress.

Are you sure you want to mark this task completed and create a new version for the draft?