Report makes case for more judges

Updated 14 December 2012
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Report makes case for more judges

In its 2011 annual report, the Court of Grievances said it gave rulings in 58,184 cases out of a total of 99,103 it dealt with. The report said decisions were made in 21,645 administrative cases out of 46,997 such cases filed. Decisions were made in 10,545 business cases out of 17,289 cases in 2011. The court issued verdicts in 11,256 criminal cases out of 14,620 cases that were presented for its consideration, the report said.
The Administrative Appeal Court under the Court of Grievances in Riyadh handled 14,297 cases out of a total of 19,632 cases it received in 2011. In the report, the court asked the Ministry of Civil Service to appoint experienced assistant judges so that the judges could devote their full attention to the cases they were handling and avoid delay in announcing verdicts.
The report added that the court employed 822 judges, 954 judges’ assistants and 1,020 administrative officials. Still, 1,023 jobs remained vacant in 2011.
The report also pointed out that the court needed to have its own building to match its status, instead of the current rented building. This does not have halls or sufficient waiting space for the public, or parking facilities. It also stressed the buildings should be equipped with the latest technology.


King Salman, crown prince thank interior minister for lowering crime

Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud
Updated 22 April 2018
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King Salman, crown prince thank interior minister for lowering crime

  • The king praised the Prince Abdul Aziz and the ministry for these 'outstanding achievements"
  • The number of road traffic accidents decreased by 19.7 percent

JEDDAH: King Salman has thanked Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud for the security services’ work in bringing down the crime rate in the past year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

In a cable of gratitude on Sunday, King Salman said: “We have read your Highness’ cable ... regarding the positive results of the performance indicators of the Ministry of Interior’s security services for the period from June 25, 2017, to April 18, 2018, compared to the same period in the previous year, which showed a significant improvement in the decline in crime rates in general.

“The rate of intentional homicide dropped by 6.5 percent, honor crimes dropped by 14.5 percent, thefts by 2 percent, and armed robberies by 10.5 percent.

“The number of road traffic accidents decreased by 19.7 percent, the number of fatalities decreased by 19.1 percent, and the number of casualties decreased by 15.9 percent.

“In the area of border security and combating drug trafficking, the performance in seizing smugglers rose by 7.1 percent, in controlling the borders and preventing infiltrations rose by 35.5 percent, and in arresting those who are convicted of illegal narcotics drug crimes by 34.95 percent.

“In tracking and arresting violators of residency and labor laws and border security, the measures currently adopted for joint security field campaigns (the 'A Nation without a Violator' campaign) resulted in seizing 987,007 violations to date.”

King Salman thanked the minister and everyone working in all the ministry’s sectors “for these outstanding achievements and successive accomplishments that reflect the efforts made and the steady improvement in performance levels, which led to a significant and obvious decline in crime rates and a rise in the level of safety.”

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also sent a cable of gratitude to the interior minister for the positive results.

He thanked the prince for the excellent performance of the Interior Ministry’s security services which showed a significant reduction of crime in the fields of premeditated murder, honor, armed robbery, traffic, border security as well as Iqama, labor and border-crossing violators.