Library of Congress

Law Library of Congress

The Library of Congress > Law Library > News & Events > Global Legal Monitor

United Arab Emirates: Federal Judgeship for Women

(Feb. 2, 2008) On January 6, 2008, the Minister of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed Bin Nakhira al-Daheri, said that the Ministry of Justice is amending the law to allow women to serve in the federal judiciary. He added that women are being trained at the Judicial Institute and will be prepared to work as judges and prosecutors. The Minister explained that the move is compatible with the teaching of Islam, as all laws in the UAE must be. (UAE Women Can Now Become Federal Judges, GULF NEWS, Jan. 6, 2008, available at