Portal launched to unify judicial proceedings in Saudi Arabia

Al-Samaani said that this initiative comes under the guidance of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to develop the judiciary. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019

Portal launched to unify judicial proceedings in Saudi Arabia

  • Najiz portal is considered as an essential station and a big leap toward full digital transformation in all sectors, says justice minister

RIYADH: Saudi Justice Minister Dr. Walid Al-Samaani has launched the “Najiz” online portal in 177 first instance courts in all regions of the Kingdom. 

The portal is part of efforts to unify judicial proceedings, apply digital transformation in institutionalizing the judiciary and speed up the litigation process.

The new portal was set after restructuring the procedures adopted in all courts of KSA and limiting it to 78, and a new judicial procedure system document was set and digitized.

In a statement to the media, Al-Samaani said that this initiative comes under the guidance of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to develop the judiciary.

“Najiz portal is considered as an essential station and a big leap toward full digital transformation in all sectors,” Al-Samaani said.

The system included launching the service “appeal without transcript” that enables first instance courts to send the case file to the court of appeal electronically in just a few minutes, and automatically receive the court’s reply. SPA Riyadh

The Najiz portal was also set up to restructure proceedings, as task forces were formed to carry out the proceedings of the courts and compare them to legal proceedings, criminal court proceedings and related regulations, in addition to comparing them to proceedings in other countries.

This culminated in launching the portal through four stages, which will be subject to further updates to facilitate the services to beneficiaries, the minister of justice said. 


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.