Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

  • The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments

RIYADH: The monthly report of the Ministry of Justice stated that labor courts and directories issued 3,924 judgments in March.
“The judgments on wage cases amounted to 73 percent of the total number of judgments, with a daily number ranging between 99 to 412 judgments per day, that is an average of 196 judgments per day,” said the report.
The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. Asir courts ranked sixth with 112 judgments, followed by Jazan with 88 judgments, Tabuk with 63, Hail 46, Northern Border 32, Najran 18 judgments, and Jouf 4.
Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Waleed Al-Samaani stressed that the ministry aims to turn the judiciary into a digital environment, to be a model for the rest of the departments. He said that the selection of ad litem judges is in accordance with strict criteria based on judicial and scientific competence and experience. The labor courts look into cases related to the labor system, including disputes related to labor contracts, wages, rights, work injuries and compensation.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.