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KSA: Family Courts Issue Over 250k Rulings in a Year

KSA: Family Courts Issue Over 250k Rulings in a Year

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 - 12:30

Saudi personal status courts have issued about 250,000 rulings in the past 12 months, revealed the Saudi Ministry of Justice.

The Saudi justice system has recently seen major reforms, which includes pro-family decisions to accelerate procedures in order to create more efficiency in terms of rulings inside family courts.

The paperless Court project launched earlier at the Riyadh Family Court has started to yield good results, following digital integration between first instance courts and appellate courts- which allows digital appeal. Ministry indicators show that this integration reduced procedural time and reflected positively on the level of achievement inside the court.

The rulings resolved various types of cases, including marriage and divorce, alimony, custody and visitation, inheritance, endowments and wills, and minors’ cases.

According to the ministry statistics, the Makkah Region tops the list with 74,154 rulings; followed by Riyadh with 56,390; the Eastern Region with 31,889; and Madinah with 17,289.

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