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Saudi Arabia announces new judicial reform and may codify the first written law

by YCPress

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on February 8 that the country plans to approve a series of new draft laws that can improve the efficiency and integrity of Saudi Arabia’s judicial system.

Several media reported that this plan will continue until Saudi Arabia enacts the first fully written law.

According to Reuters on the 8th, Mohammed bin Salman has launched a series of social and economic reforms to modernize the Saudi country in recent years.

In the field of justice, Saudi Arabia currently does not have a unified legal system and no written law.

Saudi National News Agency (SPA) quoted the Crown Prince on February 8 as saying that the Saudi government is currently finalizing four new laws – the Personal Status Law, the Civil Transactions Law, the Penal Code on Sanctions as appropriate and the Evidence Law, which will eventually be submitted to the Cabinet, the Saudi Consultative Conference and other relevant institutions for approval.

Accurate. “The new law represents a new wave of reform that will improve the reliability of procedures and oversight mechanisms as the cornerstones for achieving the principles of justice and clarifying accountability,” Mohammed bin Salman said in a statement.

An anonymous Saudi Arabian official told Reuters on February 8 that setting clear regulations for the four major and basic laws through the adoption of best international practices and standards means that Saudi Arabian law will move towards a culture, meeting the needs of the modern world while abiding by Islamic law.

“While the judiciary is a just and independent body, because judges have great discretion on many issues, this often leads to inconsistent and unpredictable judgments.

“For decades, there have been no written law on certain events, which has led to problems such as frequent differences in decisions and long litigation in Saudi courts, which have harmed many Saudi citizens, most of whom are women,” the official said.