Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has introduced new rules on judicial experts.
Experts must have a record of good conduct, clean judicial records and a university degree from a recognised higher-education establishment. Emiratis must also have no less than seven years post-graduate experience in their line of speciality, while expatriates must have 15 years, Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National, reported.
The experts will form part of a registry, from which experts are called to provide expertise and professional analysis to the courts.
If experts fail to meet these requirements, a warning will be issued and they will be suspended from the registry for a year.
The Ministry of Justice is also to establish an Experts Affairs Committee to examine applications, registrations and disqualifications of judicial experts.
The regulations were published in the most recent edition of the Federal Official Gazette.