Dubai Courts is all set to revolutionise its operations with ‘C3 Court’, the world’s first judicial system in which all three courts – first instance, appeal and supreme court – hear each other concurrently rather than consecutively. The unique new initiative reduces the total time frame for the three proceedings for each case from 305 days to 30 days.
Developed in cooperation with the Dubai Future Foundation, the ‘C3 Court’ was launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, in February 2018, under the umbrella of ‘Dubai 10X’, an initiative that aims to place Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities.
The ‘C3 Court’ is one of 26 ‘Dubai 10X’ initiatives developed by 24 government entities in Dubai approved by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. The 26 initiatives were chosen by a committee of experts and specialists after evaluating more than 160 ideas submitted by 36 parties in less than 365 days.
His Excellency Tarash Eid Al Mansoori, Director General of Dubai Courts, said: “The Courts’ project will merge the three levels of litigation into a single court consisting of three judges, each representing a level of litigation (first instance, appeal and cassation). All court proceedings will use modern technologies including electronic file and remote communication.
He added that the implementation of the project will reduce the time of litigation, simplify litigation procedures, enforce judgments and reduce costs. The new concept provides a solution for challenges faced by the courts due to lengthy procedures and prolonged judicial proceedings. The ‘C3 Court’ will simplify and accelerate court proceedings so that they do not exceed a month.
“With the C3 project, Dubai Courts will be the first court in the world to consolidate the three levels of litigation into a single department to issue peremptory judgments that can be implemented immediately with modern and simplified procedures that will shorten the time of the lawsuit.
He said that the working team of the Courts was able to optimise the resources required for implementing the project (legislative, human, logistics, technical and financial) and successfully implement the project within the time frame set by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.
The ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative has provided a significant boost to Dubai Courts’ strategic goals, and its international competitiveness and capabilities, said the Director General of the Dubai Courts. The ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to generate exceptionally innovative ideas that can advance government services and strengthen Dubai’s global standing.