On Monday September 16, 2019, His Excellency the President of the Board of Grievances Dr. Khalid Al-Yousef visited Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, in response to an invitation from the Office of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies.
Dr. Al-Yousef delivered a lecture on the administrative judiciary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to judges, law professors, and students.
The event served to introduce the Saudi administrative judiciary to legal experts in the United States and the international community in keeping with the Board of Grievances policy of promoting cooperation and exchange with legal entities around the world.
The President also visited with Federal Judge Dan A. Polster of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
The Board of Grievances is an independent administrative judicial body that reports directly to the king. Established by royal decree in 1982, the Board has jurisdiction over administrative cases to which the government or any of its official representatives are party.
Following a 2007 decision to restructure it as part of an initiative to revamp the Saudi judicial system, the BOG expanded its scope of operation to include 16 courts of first instance, 5 courts of appeals, and the Supreme Administrative Court in Riyadh. According to its working laws and regulations, administrative courts have jurisdiction over cases in the following categories:
- Civil service
- Military service
- Social security and/or agencies administering retirement benefits
- Contracts to which an administrative authority is party
- Disciplinary cases filed by an administrative authority
- Other administrative disputes