UAE Criminal Law

The UAE Penal Code is a set of legal laws that define the criminal activity and describe the penalties incurred. The Code comprises of two kinds of rules: general provisions, which apply to all/most penalties, such as those relating to the implementation of the Penal Code’s time limit, area, legality, responsibility or penalty preventatives, and crime types and penalties

According to the UAE’s Constitution of 1971, the federation is permitted to make laws in regard with “important penal legislation.” The phrase “penalty laws” appears to include the Penal Code and other special criminal statutes.

According to the UAE’s Federal Legislator, the Penal Code was enacted under Federal Law No.3 of 1987, which was passed on December 8th 1987 and published in the official gazette on December 20th 1987 (and became effective after three months from the date of publication). The Penal Code had 434 articles split between two volumes.

The first book is composed of nine chapters, with the following as its first: preamble provisions, Penal Code application scope, crime, criminal responsibility and preventatives, penalty, pleas for stringent and relived discretional circumstances to name a few. Discretionary circumstances. The second book, on the other hand, covers criminal offenses. It has eight chapters: first: national security crimes and their interests, second: public office crimes, third: rule-of-law violations, fourth: public danger crimes, fifth: religious or ritual crimes, sixth: family offences, seventh; individually incurred felonies, and eighth:

According to the first article of the Federal Penal Code, “Reprehension penalties and crimes shall be defined in accordance with the provisions of the Code and other penal laws.” As a result, the Federal Legislator relied on Islamic Sharia rules in issues such as punishment, retribution, and blood money.


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The Federal Penal was designed to limit its purview to crimes and their punishments, which is in line with the Islamic Sharia method of criminalization and punishment. “It is of Allah’s wisdom to prescribe penalties for human actions against one another, such as murder, bodily harm, defamation, and theft.” stated Ibn ul Qayyim. The All-Mighty expertly organized the restrictions and penalties for these offenses, as well as comprehensively regulating them to include all forms of punishment and prevention, regardless of the punishment imposed on the offenders. People should observe the regulations set forth by these boundaries. While Islamic Sharia gives rulers broad powers to legislate and criminalize behaviors that endanger social and

As a result, the UAE Federal Penal Code was based on Islamic Sharia rules relating to criminal law and punishment. In view of the perpetual social evolution, and in order to avoid any legal contradiction, several provisions of the Federal Penal Code have been amended. In 2005, federal legislation No 34 amended a few penal code provisions. (This law was passed on December 24th 2005, according to Zu Al Qaeda 22nd 1426H and published in the Official Gazette. The Code was also amended in certain ways as a result of the Federal Law no. 52 of 2006 (which was enacted on December 14th 2006 and published in the Official Gazette on December 28th 2006, corresponding to Zu Al Qaeda 25th 1427H and became effective on the same day).

The latest amendments to the UAE Penal Code are included in this book. We hope it will assist all individuals involved with legal matters.