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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Latest News for: Sharjah law


Couple charged in Sharjah acquitted after legal reform

The National 04 Mar 2021
A man and a woman convicted of having sex outside of wedlock by a Sharjah court successfully appealed the verdict, in an important ruling for the UAE's legal system ... They were sentenced to six months in prison, to be followed by deportation, by Sharjah Criminal Court on November 2 ... UAE sets out legal overhaul of personal and family law....

Sharjah: My landlord deposited cheques after I vacated the flat

Gulf News 15 Feb 2021
2 of 2007 on Regulation of Landlord-Tenant Relationship (‘Sharjah Tenancy Law’). Article 22 of the Sharjah Tenancy Law does not permit the tenant to terminate the tenancy contract prior to expiry of the term unless the tenant can prove that a force majeure event (unforeseeable ......

UAE’s exploration of space enhances its world position: SEC

Urdu Point 09 Feb 2021
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 09th Feb, 2021) H.H ... The council approved the Sharjah Early Childhood Programme, which includes a set of laws, administrative and organisational directives, and a summary of educational methodologies that regulate the work of nurseries and clarify the educational aspects....

COVID-19: Sharjah limits passenger numbers to 50% of capacity on public transport

Gulf News 09 Feb 2021
Sharjah. The Local Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Team in Sharjah announced new measures to help control the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate, in accordance with the directives issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority ... Violators will be referred to Public Prosecutor according to the laws....

Sharjah Ruler chairs board meeting of Al Qasimia University

Urdu Point 04 Feb 2021
Sharjah Ruler approved the university's regulations including the executive regulation of the Law of Establishment and Organisation of Al Qasimia University, the Academic Regulations, the Regulations of the Affairs of Members of the Academic and Administrative Staff, the ......

Sharjah Executive Council restructures rental dispute settlement committees

Urdu Point 02 Feb 2021
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 02nd Feb, 2021) H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), issued decision No. (4) of 2021 to reform the rental dispute settlement committees in the Emirate of Sharjah. Based on Article (21) of Law No....

Photos: Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah shines light on beauty and broadmindedness of Islam

Gulf News 02 Feb 2021
The complex, the biggest Quran Academy in the world, is a home to 7 scientific and historical museums, and its inception comes in fulfillment of the vision of the Emirate of Sharjah in building man on the approach of the tolerant Islamic law and care for the Holy Quran and its sciences ... Visitors at the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah....

Have a noisy car? You could face a Dh2,000 fine and 12 black points

Gulf News 21 Jan 2021
In Sharjah, police authorities seized as many as 935 noisy vehicles in 2018 for causing disturbance to residents in different parts of the emirate ... Those exceeding 95 decibels can be fined Dh2,000 and get 12 black points, according to Article 20 of the Federal Traffic Law ... Sharjah – 800151....

‘What happens to my husband’s UAE debts if he dies?’

The National 16 Jan 2021
I don’t have any debts, but what happens to a person’s debt if they die in the UAE? MG, Sharjah. Under the UAE law, only the person whose name is on the debt is accountable for it and that applies whether it is a mortgage, a personal loan or a credit card ... This is backed up by Article 96 of the UAE Labour Law....

Emirates has new Philippines country manager

Sun Star 08 Jan 2021
CLARK FREEPORT -- Emirates has appointed Jaber Mohammed as the new country manager for the Philippines. He will be leading the airline's operations, driving growth and strengthening Emirates' footprint in the country ... Jaber graduated in 2007 from the University of Sharjah with a Bachelor degree in Law ... ....

Emirates appoints new PH Country manager

Manila Bulletin 08 Jan 2021
Emirates has appointed Jaber Mohammed as the new Country Manager for the Philippines, charged with the responsibility of leading the airline’s operations, driving growth and strengthening Emirates’ footprint in the country ... Jaber Mohammed ... Jaber graduated in 2007 from the University of Sharjah with a Bachelor degree in Law ... ....

UAE family laws now available in Braille

Gulf News 05 Jan 2021
Sharjah. The UAE laws against family abuse will be translated into Braille for the first time. The Social Support Centre at Sharjah Police will launch the family abuse law document in Braille, the first of its kind in the country, for people with visual disabilities. The laws ......

Fiscal rectitude and flexibility mark UAE’s policies

Gulf News 01 Jan 2021
Abu Dhabi’s move to establish the Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs to oversee all matters related to the emirate’s financial, investment, economic, petroleum and natural resources and Sharjah’s new law on efficient management of public resources are part of this big picture....