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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Horse racing in UAE more than a national pastime

The National 18 Apr 2021
He became a trainer at that time and Al Muhairi, now his brother in law, his stable jockey and races were also staged in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi ... There are also plans for Al Ain Equestrian, Golf and Shooting Club to join Abu Dhabi, Meydan, Jebel Ali and Sharjah as a destination for horse racing, with a couple of trials earmarked for later this season....

Dubai draft law to freeze rents to provide 'peace of mind' for homeowners

The National 17 Apr 2021
A draft law setting out plans to freeze rents for three years in Dubai has won support from both renters and property owners ... Residents hoped for more information on the draft law to clarify if the freeze applied to existing contracts and new rental leases ... Dubai draft law to freeze rents for three years 'will stabilise property market'....

Dubai draft law to freeze rents will provide 'peace of mind' for landlords

The National 17 Apr 2021
A draft law setting out plans to freeze rents for three years in Dubai has won support from both renters and property owners ... Residents had hoped for more information on the draft law, to clarify if the freeze would apply both to new rental leases and existing contracts ... Long-standing tenant in favour of new law....

Rent freeze law to stabilise demand in Dubai real estate market

Gulf News 17 Apr 2021
Recent news reports quoting land department officials suggest a new law that proposes rents in Dubai will be fixed for ... Sharjah has a rent freeze law in effect since 2007 that forbids landlords from increasing rents for three years since the commencement of a new tenancy contract....

UAE Ramadan: What the law says about reduced work hours

Khaleej Times 08 Apr 2021
While there is no word yet from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) on the working hours for private companies, prevailing laws suggest shorter days for the sector, too ... Paid parking hours extended in Sharjah ... The UAE labour law mandates a 48-hour work week per employee....

Sharjah Crown Prince attends graduation ceremony of Police Sciences Academy

Urdu Point 28 Mar 2021
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 29th Mar, 2021) H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council, and Chairman of the Police academy Council, and in the presence of H.H....

UAE's child protection law empowers teachers to tackle abuse, school leaders say

The National 15 Mar 2021
A sweeping child protection law is enabling teachers to offer greater support to pupils facing abuse or neglect in the UAE, school leaders say ... The law was prompted by the tragic death of Wadeema, an 8-year-old Emirati girl found buried in the Sharjah desert in 2012, after being tortured by her father and another individual....

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....