Regulations

Part 1- IHC Humanitarian Organizations and Commercial Companies (FZLLC) Common Regulations

Chapter 6- Additional Provisions - Miscellaneous
Section 1- Tariffs, fines and penalties

Article 1- Tariffs
The tariffs applicable in the Free Zone are determined in the list of tariffs issued by the Authority from time to time (Annex 2).

Article 2- Penalties
The Authority has the power to impose a penalty on the Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity who is in breach of any provision of these Regulations. The penalty may include:

  1. Imposition of a fine;
  2. Termination of the License;
  3. Any other penalty determined in the list of fines and penalties issued by the Authority from time to time (Annex 3).
Section 2- Privileges and Dispute Resolution

Article 1- UN Organizations, Agencies, Funds and Programmes Privileges and Immunities
a- Nothing in or relating to these Regulations or any other rule or regulation promulgated by the Authority shall be deemed a waiver, express, or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of the UN Organizations, Agencies, Funds and Programmes including the privileges and immunities enjoyed by them pursuant to the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, the 1947 Convention on Privileges and Immunities of Specialized Agencies, customary international law, other relevant international or national agreements and under domestic law.
b- If the exercise of any right or performance of any obligation by the Authority, whether under these Regulations or any other rule or regulation promulgated by the Authority, is likely to, or does, contravene any privilege or immunity applying to any UN Organization, Agency, Fund and/or Programme, the affected UN Organization, Agency, Fund and/or Programme must notify the Authority as soon as reasonably practicable in writing.

Article 2- Dispute Resolution
a- Any dispute or difference that arises out of or is related to these Regulations or any other rule or regulation promulgated by the Authority, shall be determined by reference to the Authority in writing in the first instance. The Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity must set out full details of its dispute or difference and provide any further information as reasonably requested by the Authority. The Authority shall consider the dispute or difference and will provide a written response within thirty (30) Working Days of receipt of all information reasonably required by the Authority. The Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity and the Authority shall act in good faith to amicably resolve any dispute or difference within thirty (30) Working Days of the Authority’s written response .

b- If the dispute or difference cannot be resolved amicably or if the Authority has a claim against the Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity, the dispute or difference shall be referred to and finally resolved by the courts of Dubai.

c- The dispute or difference arising between a Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity and the Authority may be referred to arbitration under the Rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre following the execution of a valid arbitration agreement by the Humanitarian Organization or Commercial Entity and the Authority. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority shall have no obligation to enter into any such arbitration agreement and the election to do so shall be at the Authority’s sole discretion.

d- If the opponent is a UN Organization, Agency, Fund or Programme and if the dispute or difference cannot be resolved amicably by reference to the paragraph (a) of this article or if the Authority has a claim against a UN Organization, Agency, Fund or Programme, the dispute or difference shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the arbitration rules of UNCITRAL in Dubai.