Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kingdom Overhauls Judiciary; Independence of Courts Stressed

by P.K. Abdul Ghafour from Arab News

Spelling out the salient features of the new judicial laws, an official statement said they allow formation of special commercial, labor and administrative courts. The Court of Grievances will work as an independent body and will report directly to the king. The Supreme Judiciary Council will look into personnel affairs of judges. The judicial affairs now onward come under the authority of the Supreme Court, which will supervise implementation of Shariah and the laws issued by the king, the Saudi Press Agency said ... In other news, Interior Minister Prince Naif has ordered the release of Saudi Guantanamo returnees to celebrate Eid with their families. The Saudis, who were detained, have to return for trial.

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