Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

A general distinction can be made between (a) civil law jurisdictions (including Catholic canon law and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law. Historically, religious laws played a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some religious communities, particularly Jewish, and some countries, particularly Islamic. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most widely used religious law.

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What UAE's new laws on marriage, divorce, child custody for non-Muslim residents say

Indian Express 02 Feb 2023
While Abu Dhabi adopted this practice in November 2021, this year the personal status laws will extend to all of the seven emirates including Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah ... What are the main provisions of the law? A) Marriage ... If the parent is not known, a DNA test can be carried out as per the law....

In Sharjah, rents dropped in final 3 months of 2022 as tenants seek new properties

Gulf News 01 Feb 2023
Rent declines in the UAE? Yes, it’ happening in Sharjah, at least during the final three months of 2022 as tenants made use of moving into some of the newer buildings and freehold homes delivered in the emirate ... Plus, this is also the year that Sharjah’s real estate market fully capitalises on recent changes to freehold laws....

Watch: What went wrong at this Sharjah traffic signal? Tell Sharjah Police

Gulf News 01 Feb 2023
Sharjah. Sharjah Police have shared with Gulf News footage of reckless motorists putting lives at risk by ignoring traffic rules ... Who was at fault ? Sharjah Police has sought comments from the public to determine their level of awareness....

Dh4,000 fine in UAE: Police warn residents against sticking posters, ads on building walls, poles

Khaleejtimes 01 Feb 2023
The Sharjah Municipality has launched a campaign to pull down all illegal advertisements, stickers, and posters across the emirate, clearing public spaces of such eyesores ... As part of the initiative, an awareness drive will educate the public on adhering to laws and regulations to keep public spaces clean and green....

Sharjah shorter workweek: 3-day weekend a success; 88% increase in productivity

Khaleejtimes 31 Jan 2023
Sharjah’s shorter workweek has paid rich dividends, with employees reporting an 88 per cent increase in productivity and a 90 per cent rise in job satisfaction ... Sharjah government departments switched to a three-day weekend in January last year, with employees getting Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays off ... New UAE Employment Law....

Explore Sharjah’s best with free markets, winter gardens, safari, and beaches

Gulf News 27 Jan 2023
Sharjah offers a lot of diversity in the kind of activities you can do, and places to visit ... A distinctly Middle Eastern activity, take a stroll through the souks of Sharjah ... The Sharjah Science Museum offers tonnes of scientific exploration including hands-on experiments, laws of nature, thermal physics, physiology and aerodynamics....

After freehold move, Sharjah property values gain 15-20% in 3 months

Gulf News 24 Jan 2023
“The changes to the real estate law by the government of Sharjah have had a positive impact on buyer interest as the emirate has witnessed a 30 percent increase in demand for offplan and ready units ... (Sharjah is simultaneously seeing multiple hospitality projects, including the Rove and Vida hotels.)....

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