Dubai Public Prosecution strives to achieve the satisfaction of the public by utilizing technology, in order to facilitate the provision of its services to the society in a transparent manner.
The Public Prosecution was instituted to achieve justice as concerns the public rights of the Emirate. The Public Prosecution has exclusive jurisdiction to institute and follow-up criminal lawsuits, being part of the judiciary set-up exercising the powers of investigation and indictment and referring the accused to the competent courts should it be established that he is implicated in the crime. In addition, the Public Prosecution supervises the development stages of the lawsuit in the criminal courts.
Public Prosecution aims at facilitating all internal transactions using technology taking into consideration the nature of work which should be suitable from a legal point of view with the confidentiality of information being strictly protected.
The Public Prosecution emphasizes on streamlining and expediting the procedures without affecting the smooth course of justice. It extends its services to the public, assists it to obtain its rights and enforces the implementation of justice.
The Public Prosecution is in charge of the writs of judicial assistance concerning the surrender and follow-up of criminals in cooperation with the international criminal police in order to prevent the escape of the culprit from one state to the other thus seriously violating the State's right in punishing the criminal.
The civil prosecution has jurisdiction in representing the government of Dubai and its local departments, institutions and public bodies before the civil courts in all stages of the trial whether by filing civil suits against third persons or defending local departments, institutions and bodies in case they are sued before the civil courts.
The civil prosecution was instituted in 1992, under the name of Personal Status Prosecution, by Law no. 6 of 2004 concerning the Wakfs and minor affairs Institution. The matters of following up the funds of minors, interdicts and absentees by the civil prosecution were severed from its jurisdiction in order to be in charge directly of controlling the minors' funds and supervising wakfs, protecting and investing these funds before the competent courts.