The workshop was held in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE as part of the nation's preparations for hosting major global events
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd January 2018: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) recently announced the conclusion of its three-day workshop focused on ‘Legal and Judicial Issues Related to National Events Security', which ran from 15th to 17th January.
The aim of the workshop, which was organised by DJI in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE, was to provide security, legal and judicial specialists with the highest international knowledge and skills in the field of security.
Commenting on the workshop, His Excellency Justice Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti — Director General of DJI —said: “The workshop achieved its key objective of enhancing the capabilities of our cadres in the security, legal and judicial institutions, in line with the tremendous development witnessed in the UAE in general and Dubai in particular across various fields as the nation prepares to host Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Al Sumaiti added: “We at DJI are committed to strengthening the security and safety of the UAE and its citizens, residents and visitors. We are also dedicated to dealing with any personal security concerns both efficiently and transparently through the nation's law enforcement authorities. We are proud of our country's security institutions and their achievements. Our unique and advanced workshop reflected this and was organised in accordance with the Dubai Plan 2021 to promote the Emirate as a global destination at various levels.”
The workshop was opened in the presence of His Excellency Paul R. Malik, the US Consul General in the UAE; His Excellency Justice Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of DJI; Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of the Expo 2020 Bureau; and a number of officials in the Emirate. His Excellency Justice
Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti presented the participants with certificates on the last day of the workshop, which was attended by a number of high-level experts from the US.
Over the course of the three-day workshop, participants followed a hypothetical case study and covered topics ranging from how to counter, identify and prepare for terrorist attacks, to how to interrogate suspects and collect evidence for trial. The workshop also explored how international cooperation can heighten prevention and facilitate the trial process.
On the last day of the workshop, participants finalised the hypothetical case study by summarising the evidence and litigating the case while preserving the rights of suspects. The workshop concluded with a number of recommendations for future CT measures to improve national events security, which will be implemented in preparation for Expo 2020.