x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Discussion on law will close FNC until October

FNC holds final session today, but it is closed to the media and the public.

ABU DHABI // A law on who holds authority over the judicial department will be discussed today in a closed session of the FNC.

Members of the public and media will not be allowed to attend any part of the final session, after which members will go on a break until they are summoned back in October.

Members said they were not able to reveal any information about the draft law before the session.

It will not be printed in their usual agenda books or in any other papers.

The nine permanent committees of the FNC will also present all of work they have done since October when they were formed.

Although the committees will not be subject to criticism, it will be a way to encourage more work to be done.

"We will only be reading them, this is a great indication. It is very important to help improve work," the member Musabah Al Ketbi (Sharjah) said.

The committees are: interior and defence; health; labour and social affairs; legal and legislative affairs; finance, economic affairs and industry; education, youth and culture; foreign affairs and agriculture; Islamic affairs; and complaints and appeals.