Urgent UAE.. Parliamentary proposal regarding the wealth of foreign residents
Hamid Ali Alabbar Al Shamsi, a member of the Federal National Council, made a parliamentary proposal to the Ministry of Justice to alter Federal Law No. They are referred to as heirs or claimants and act as charity endowments established in the deceased's name, with the proceeds and profits going to the needy, the underprivileged, and knowledge seekers.
Al Shamsi directed a parliamentary question to the Minister of Justice, Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi, during the recent Federal National Council session, about “handing over the estates of the deceased who do not have heirs to the local authorities concerned with endowments, so that they manage and invest in the name of the deceased, and it becomes a charitable endowment that is spent
charitable endowment for him that will be spent on the poor, the needy, and students of knowledge, stressing that the Sharia courts in the state are the body concerned with counting the estates of the deceased who have no heirs, as the body from which the procedures for the estates begin, followed by the role of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments concerned with managing these estates .
Al Shamsi said, in a video broadcast by the Federal National Council on its official pages on social media platforms: “We are waiting for the formation of a committee that includes concerned authorities, such as the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Health and Community Protection, and the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, in addition to the relevant local authorities and departments, to discuss issuing legislation or A law on this file », pointing out that the laws related to the estates of the deceased without heirs clearly stipulate that these funds are for the charitable endowment under the consideration of the authority concerned with the endowments.
He added that: «Article 360 of the Personal Status Law stipulates that the legacy of one who has no heir is a charitable endowment in his name for the poor, the needy, and students of knowledge. Whoever has no heir, a charitable endowment in his name for the poor, the needy, and students of knowledge, and the supervision of it is for the Endowment Department. To make the legacy of this deceased, who has no heir, a charitable endowment in his name in order to commemorate his memory, so that he will have a permanent reward, and its proceeds will be distributed to the poor, the needy, and students of knowledge, especially since these groups exist in society, and they need to extend a hand of help and assistance, and the designated authority or the authority assumes supervision of this. Endowment.
Al Shamsi drew attention to the fact that Article 17 of Civil Transactions Law No. 5 of 1985 provides that "the financial rights existing on its territory, pertaining to a foreigner who has no heir, shall devolve to the state, as the heirs of those who have no heir," while Article 360 of the Status Law provides that "the legacy of those who have no heirs is a charitable endowment for the poor, the needy, and students of knowledge," emphasising
He stated, "We ask the Ministry of Justice and the Sharia courts to look at these funds because there have been accounts in the state courts for decades with no heir up until now." Legal action is being taken to provide the endowment body in each emirate the power to invest or dispose of this endowment, with the income going to the needy and the destitute. This will be a benevolent endowment for the departed.
on the poor and needy.” science students and others.In detail, a member of the Federal National Council, Hamid Ali Al-Abbar Al-Shamsi, called on the Ministry of Justice to list all the legacies for which no heir or claimant has been known for decades at the level of the emirates of the state, and to hand over these legacies to the competent authorities of the Awqaf Department, to manage and invest them in the name of the deceased, provided that It will be a