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.