Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) celebrated the International Day of Law 2020 through multiple online events to enhance legal knowledge and awareness among its staff. The legal department at DEWA organised awareness lectures and seminars on several important law pillars, and shared newsletters, surveys, and competitions.
“The world celebrates 13 September every year as the International Day of Law. At Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), we consider the law as one of the main pillars in our values and objectives. This is by adopting strategic aspects that are based on justice, transparency, and corporate governance. DEWA adopts the ‘No One is Above the Law’ principle, which is one of the Eight Principles of Governance launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The principles reflect His Highness’s vision about leadership. This principle is fundamental in ensuring legality and balance between responsibilities and duties, outlined by Decree No. 1 of 1992 and its amendments for the establishment of DEWA. To achieve this noble principle, DEWA follows-up on all its operations as part of a clear standard, related to its policy to achieve legality and sovereignty of law. This is through all its activities among its divisions, especially from our legal affairs department. DEWA adheres to justice among all stakeholders, including our staff, and throughout our administrative operations on all levels,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA on the occasion.
“Today, in conjunction with the year ‘2020: Towards the Next 50,’ we reiterate our commitment to the ‘No One is Above the Law’ principle and to consolidate the rule of law in a framework of resilience and corporate agility to achieve sustainable development and good governance. Justice and law are the foundations of security and stability at all times and places,” added Al Tayer.
Yousif Elhassan Badi, Chief Legal Advisor at DEWA, highlighted the importance of law in all DEWA’s operations by reinforcing legality and the rule of law. This positively affects the work environment by making it creative and cohesive to balance between rights and duties as per the principles of fairness, integrity, and transparency; for the happiness of all stakeholders.
Many legal specialists participated in the workshops. Yousif Elhassan Badi gave a lecture entitled ‘Personal Status Law – Highlights on Family and Working Women’s Rights,’ while Fahad Bin Afira, Senior Legal Adviser gave a lecture on ‘The law in the lives of individuals.’ Haider Afridi from Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants gave a lecture on ‘The impact of COVID-19 on contracts,’. Finally, Fatima Al Jokar, Deputy Legal Adviser shared the Legal Affairs department’s responsibilities and initiatives.
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority