2007 News Story

Crown Prince highlights importance of judicial reforms

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz has highlighted the importance of the Kingdom’s recent judicial reforms and stressed that Islam guarantees justice for all people.

The Crown Prince made the remarks while opening an international conference on engineering arbitration organized by the Saudi Council of Engineers in Al-Khobar yesterday.

He pointed out that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s allocation of  $1.87 billion [SR 7 billion] to upgrade judicial facilities and train judges shows how important the sector is to the Saudi government.

The new Judiciary and Court of Grievances Laws provide for the establishment of a Supreme Court and the formation of special commercial, labor and administrative courts. In the new system, the Court of Grievances will operate as an independent body and will report directly to the King. The new laws were announced in a royal decree October 2.