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Sultan Al Qasimi issues Decree-Law on establishing SGLD

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Decree-Law No. (6) of 2020 to establish and organise Sharjah Government Legal Department (SGLD).

The Decree-Law No. (6) of 2020 stipulates the establishment of a department for legislative and legal affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah, to be called the Sharjah Government Legal Department (SGLD).

According to the Decree-Law, SGLD shall enjoy the legal personality and legal capacity necessary to achieve its goals and objectives, under Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), and shall be technically independent.

The main headquarters of SGLD will be in Sharjah city and after the consent of SEC, it may set up branches in all the cities and regions of the Emirate.

The Decree-Law is effective from the date of its issuance and other competent authorities should implement its provisions each in its respective field, and shall be published in the Official Gazette. Any provision contrary to its provisions shall be repealed.