UAE gets first woman judge

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Dubai, Mar 27 (UNI) The UAE has appointed its first woman judge in Abu Dhabi, according to a decree.

Kholoud Ahmad Jua'an Al Daheri was appointed a primary judge at the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

With this, the UAE became the second Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state to have a woman judge after Bahrain, which appointed its first in June 2006.

Unlike its neighbour Saudi Arabia, women in the UAE drive cars and hold very senior positions in the government including the cabinet.


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