Saudi justice minister inaugurates book on legal precedents

Saudi justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani.
Updated 05 January 2018
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Saudi justice minister inaugurates book on legal precedents

RIYADH: The justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani, on Wednesday inaugurated a book of 2,323 judicial principles and legal precedents, printed in eight volumes.
During the ceremony at the Judicial Training Center, he said the principles — set by the Supreme Court after reviewing more than 20,000 court rulings issued over 47 years (1971-2016) — summarize jurisprudence development in the Kingdom.
“Issuing precedents and judicial principles is a fixed policy of the Ministry of Justice, until we reach the point where full legal disclosure is achieved,” he added.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.