67 Government Entities Participate At SLC's Legislative Week

67 government entities participate at SLC's Legislative Week

DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 10th Feb, 2019) The Legislative Week, organised by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee of the Emirate of Dubai, SLC, was launched on Sunday, with the opening of the "Legislation Lab," an interactive platform that gave representatives from 67 government entities the opportunity to discuss current and emerging challenges and to explore ways to further develop government legislation, in line with the emirate’s efforts to maintain a pioneering and efficient government.

The Legislation Lab started off with a discussion on possible unprecedented initiatives and welcomed the various views and opinions expressed by the participants, including proposals that explored possible solutions to key challenges in drafting legislation, providing legal advice and opinions, and conducting legislative audits.

Ahmad bin Meshar, Secretary-General of the SLC, said, "The Legislation Lab is a major activity of the Legislative Week, which we hope will ensure the proper implementation of legislation by the government sector and the reinforcement and upholding of the rule of law in Dubai. These efforts are in line with the second of the ‘Eight Principles of Governance of Dubai,’ which emphasizes that no one is above the law and is intended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to promote ‘justice as the basis of a strong and proud nation and a guarantee of prosperity and stability.’ "We are proud of the Legislation Lab, which is a tangible expression of our continued commitment to integrate and combine our efforts and those of the government sector to achieve the goals of the fifty-year charter that seeks to build a city where prosperity and the rule of law are championed.

"The Legislation Lab brings together under one roof the top representatives of leading government entities to learn more about our work procedures at SLC, particularly in terms of drafting legislation, providing legal advice and opinion, and conducting a legislative audit, which are the pillars of the legislative system that supports Dubai's ambitious development drive. We are placing the knowledge of our leading legal experts at the disposal of government entities, hoping that they will seize this opportunity to learn more about drafting the most efficient, balanced, and progressive government legislation to drive sustainable growth in Dubai.

"We are pleased with the active participation in, and the positive response to, the Legislation Lab in particular and the Legislative Week in general. This will strengthen our confidence and determination to pursue success and will help us further our vision to develop forward-looking legislation that keeps pace with the current developments and trends."

Apart from the Legislation Lab, during Legislative Week, a series of awareness programs and interactive activities will be conducted at the SLC stand, where a group of jurists will answer questions from the public and shed light on the legislation in force in Dubai.

Other key workshops to be held on the sidelines of the weeklong event include the "Future of Legislation" workshop, which focuses on the drafting of promising legislation geared towards future developments, and the "Drafting Legislation in Dubai" workshop aimed at enhancing awareness among government sector entities regarding legislation and its relevance to the strategies and policies that meet the goals of Dubai Plan 2021 and the Eight Principles of Governance of Dubai.

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