Consumer Protection in International Online Consumption Contracts: In view of UAE Law

Jul 09, 2019


Published in: Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Ziad Kh. Al-Enizi Mohammed A. Aladaseen

The accessibility to the internet is increasing rapidly nowadays, allowing the conclusion of a larger number of online international consumer contracts. Most national legislations handled consumer protection and internet contracts locally, as different jurisdictions have their own laws and regulations in that regard. However, there is no protection provided for online consumers globally. Therefore, consumers are in urgent need for protection at the present time where internet transactions witness a significant success internationally. This study covers this issue and its significance only according to the UAE law since it is very similar to other Arab laws in this regard. Therefore, the applicable UAE rules as well as the international judicial jurisdiction rules of UAE courts shall be applied. Such rules determine the cases which fall under the jurisdiction of UAE courts governing international consumer contracts entered into by state residents. It aims at determining the level of protection provided for the consumer by such rules and presents certain solutions that may raise the level of protection that the consumer must have, whether when determining the governing laws of contracts or stating the competent court to consider relevant disputes.

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