In a First, KSA Appoints Women to the Public Prosecutor's Office
August 26, 2019
His Excellency the Public Prosecutor Saud Al Mu’jab met today with newly appointed employees hired to serve as prosecution lieutenants at the Public Prosecution’s head office. The meeting was attended by Deputy Public Prosecutor Sheikh Shal’an Al Shal’an.
The Public Prosecutor reaffirmed the Saudi leadership's determination to allow women access to prosecutorial work. Including women in this important field of work, is a first for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Commenting during his meeting with the newly appointed members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, H.E. the Public Prosecutor asserted that “Saudi women have proven their merit in every field they've joined.” He added that the Public Prosecution has hand-picked an elite cadre of Saudi women and men to serve among its ranks, noting that this was only the first wave of women to be hired by the Public Prosecution, and that more would follow.
Additionally, The Public Prosecutor explained that its newly appointed female and male members would be enrolled in a 1-year criminology program that includes on-the-job training, as well as field visits to evidence-gathering facilities and the coroner’s office.