Title

The protection of minors in UAE law as persons in need: An analytical study

Source of Publication

Arab Law Quarterly

Abstract

© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2019 This article reviews the legal regime for the protection of minors in the UAE. First, the rights of minors protected under threat of criminal sanctions, as enshrined in the UAE Children Rights Law 2016, is addressed. Subsequently, the protection of minors in civil legislation, especially with regard to financial transactions, is considered by examining the legal effects of acts performed by minors themselves or by agents on their behalf. The legal authority of a minor's agent to act on his/her behalf is outlined and the consequences of acts performed by the minor or his/her agent beyond legal limits is presented. Finally, the role of the Social Care and Minors Affairs Foundation (SCMAF) is considered when caring for minors and protecting their property. The article concludes with an assessment of the legal regime for the protection of minors, especially in connection with financial transactions, evaluates the guarantees and safeguards included therein, and issues some additional recommendations.

Document Type

Article

First Page

247

Last Page

276

Publication Date

1-1-2019

DOI

10.1163/15730255-12334028

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