Abu Dhabi, UAE, Hindi, Official court language.
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Abu Dhabi on Saturday included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English.
 
In an initiative to improve access to justice, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) declared that in the labour cases filed before the courts, the statement of claims can be submitted in Hindi. This effort ensures that justice deliverance remains interactive.
 
The official figures state that two-thirds of the UAE’s population are immigrants of foreign nationalities and the Indian community accounts for 30 per cent of the total population. The largest expatriate community in the country constitutes Indian immigrants.
 
The adoption aims at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier. 
 
The judicial body also stated that it will facilitate registration procedures via unified forms available through the ADJD website. It will promote judicial services in line with the plan Tomorrow 2021, and increase the transparency of litigation procedures, said Yousef Saeed Al Abri, the undersecretary of ADJD.

He indicated that the extension of the adoption of interactive forms in several languages comes under the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and ADJD Chairman.

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