Skip to Content

DIFC Courts CEO named President-elect of International Association for Court Administration

DIFC Courts CEO named President-elect of International Association for Court Administration

May 21, 2016

image_pdfimage_print

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]

  • First President from Middle East region, starting 2018
  • Will use DIFC Courts experience to promote better court administration worldwide

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 21 May 2016: The Chief Executive and Senior Registrar of the DIFC Courts, Mark Beer, OBE, was today named President-elect of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA), where he will work to raise the standards of justice systems worldwide. Mark, who will be the first person working in a Middle Eastern judiciary to hold the prestigious position, will combine the role of IACA President with his existing DIFC Courts duties.

Mark’s two-year tenure will begin in 2018 when he will seek to use his experience gained from the DIFC Courts to help raise global standards of court governance, management and operations, particularly in emerging judiciaries. As IACA President, he will drive forward a dynamic agenda focused on four key areas necessary to build and sustain world class judiciaries: technological innovation, judicial excellence and well-being, service standards and international connectivity.

“Whether dealing with criminal or civil matters, modern courts are environments where operational excellence is the expected standard. IACA was established to ensure this become the norm, not the exception, worldwide,” commented Mark Beer. “The selection of a Dubai-based court leader to be IACA President speaks volumes for the emirate’s status as a centre of legal excellence and for the DIFC Courts’ standing as one of the world’s leading commercial courts. The DIFC Courts have proven that an exceptionally efficient and effective judiciary can be built in a relatively short time by thinking big for big business and smart for SMEs. As IACA President, I look forward to sharing some of Dubai’s experience and to collaborating with our members to raise global standards of court administration.

Headquartered in Virginia, USA, IACA brings together organisations and individuals from around the world who share a common interest in achieving excellence in judicial systems worldwide. Its work is focused particularly on emerging markets and other countries pursuing the rule of law, with a number of international conferences, forums, and education and training programs on court administration and management held throughout the year. IACA also serves as a resource for judges, court administrators and managers, and other government officials in search of ways to evaluate and improve court and justice systems.

Catherine Hiuser of the International Association for Court Administration said: “Under Mark’s management, the DIFC Courts have secured a reputation as one of the most efficient commercial courts in the world. Meanwhile, his tireless work to formalise relationship with the judicial systems of the UAE’s key trading partners has created one of the world’s most connected courts. The IACA board is delighted to welcome such a qualified and capable candidate as president elect of the organisation as it continues its mission to promote court excellence across the world.”       

Mark will take over as President-elect from Vladimir Freitas from Brazil, who has become IACA’s President.

As part of the DIFC Courts’ commitment to court excellence, HE Justice Ali Shamis Al Madhani will continue to serve as Chair of IACA’s Middle East Board, a role he has held since 2013.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

X

Privacy Policy

The Dubai International Financial Centre and all its affiliates are committed to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of client data and personal information.

Dubai International Financial Centre and all its affiliates employees, vendors, contract workers, shall follow Information Security Management System in all the processes and technology.

  1. DIFC Courts's Top Management is committed to secure information of all our interested parties.
  2. Information security controls the policies, processes, and measures that are implemented by DIFC Courts in order to mitigate risks to an acceptable level, and to maximize opportunities in order to achieve its information security objectives.
  3. DIFC Courts and all its affiliates shall adopt a systematic approach to risk assessment and risk treatment.
  4. DIFC Courts is committed to provide information security awareness among team members and evaluate the competency of all its employees.
  5. DIFC Courts and all its affiliates shall protect personal information held by them in all its form.
  6. DIFC Courts and all its affiliates shall comply with all regulatory, legal and contractual requirements.
  7. DIFC Courts and all its affiliates shall provide a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan encompassing the locations within the scope of the ISMS.
  8. Information shall be made available to authorised persons as and when required.
  9. DIFC Courts’s Top Management is committed towards continual improvement in information security in all our processes through regular review of our information security management system.
X

Disclaimer

The content of the DIFC Courts website is provided for information purposes only and should be disregarded when making decisions on inheritance and any other matters. Whilst every reasonable effort is made to make the information and commentary accurate and up to date, the DIFC Courts makes no warranties or representations to you as to the accuracy, authenticity or completeness of the content on this website, which is subject to change at any time without notice. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice by the DIFC Courts or any person employed or connected with it or formerly so employed or connected, to any person on any matter, be it in relation to inheritance, succession planning or otherwise. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal advice from a suitably qualified lawyer in relation to your personal circumstances and your objectives. The DIFC Courts does not assume any liability and shall not be liable to you for any damages, including but not limited to, direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this website, its administration and any content or lack thereof found on it. The information on this web site is not to be displayed except in full screen format. Although care has been taken to provide links to suitable material from this site, no guarantee can be given about the suitability, completeness or accuracy of any of the material that this site may be linked to or other material on the internet. The DIFC Courts cannot accept any responsibility for the content of material that may be encountered therein.