• PART 8 PART 8 — Interpretation, Citation, Commencement And Extent

    • 36. Interpretation

      In these Rules, unless the context otherwise provides or requires —

      (a) "Abu Dhabi Global Market" means the financial free zone established by Federal Decree No. (15) of 2013 issued by the President of the United Arab Emirates, as delimited by Resolution No. (4) of 2013 of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates and as governed by the ADGM Founding Law;
      (b) "ADGM Founding Law" means Law No. (4) of 2013 concerning the Abu Dhabi Global Market issued by His Highness the Ruler;
      (c) "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Global Market as constituted by Article 4 of the ADGM Founding Law;
      (d) "business day" means any day other than a Friday, Saturday or a public holiday;
      (e) "case" means a complaint or issue of misconduct being considered under the Judicial Discipline Rules;
      (f) "Chief Justice" means the Chief Justice of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts appointed under Article 13(2) of the ADGM Founding Law;
      (g) "complaint" means a complaint containing an allegation of misconduct by a person holding judicial office;
      (h) "disciplinary action" means the exercise by —
      (i) the Board of the Board's power to remove a person from judicial office under section 214(1) of the Regulations;
      (ii) the Chief Justice of any of the Chief Justice's powers under section 214(3) and (4) of the Regulations;
      (i) "disciplinary panel" has the meaning given by rule 8 of the Judicial Discipline Rules;
      (j) "His Highness the Ruler" means the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi from time to time;
      (k) "investigating judge" has the meaning in rule 7 of the Judicial Discipline Rules;
      (l) "Judge of the ADGM Courts" means, as the context requires, the Chief Justice, Justice of Appeal or Justice of First Instance and includes, as necessary, temporary and Associate Judges of the Court of First Instance;
      (m) "judicial office" means any Judge of the ADGM Courts and "judicial office holder" shall be construed accordingly;
      (n) "judicial office holder concerned" means the holder of a judicial office whose conduct is being considered in accordance with the Judicial Discipline Rules;
      (o) "nominated judge" has the meaning given in rule 6 of the Judicial Discipline Rules;
      (p) "public holiday" means New Year's day, Al-Mawlid Al Nabawi, Israa & Miaraj Night, Start of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, Arafat (Haj) Day, Eid Al Adha, Hijri New Year's Day, UAE National Day and any other day declared to be a public holiday by the government of the United Arab Emirates;
      (q) "Registrar" means the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts;
      (r) "the Judicial Discipline Rules" means the Judicial Discipline Prescribed Procedures Rules 2015;
      (s) "the Regulations" means the ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015.

    • 37. Correction of errors in the Rules

      The Registrar may, after consultation with the Chief Justice, at any time correct an accidental slip or omission in these Rules.

    • 38. Short title, extent and commencement

      (1) These Rules may be cited as the Judicial Conduct (Judicial Office Holders) Rules 2015.
      (2) These Rules shall apply in the whole of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
      (3) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication (the "Commencement Date"). The Chief Justice may by rules make any transitional, transitory, consequential, saving, incidental or supplementary provision in relation to the commencement of these Rules as he thinks fit.
      (4) Nothing in these Rules shall have retrospective effect.
      (5) On and from the Commencement Date, any law or rules previously in force in the Abu Dhabi Global Market which are inconsistent with, or deal with the same subject matter as, these Rules shall, subject to the ADGM Founding Law, the Regulations and the Judicial Discipline Rules, cease to have any effect or force in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.