Saudi ministry launches awareness expo on women’s legal rights

The event is also designed to advise women on how to easily and efficiently access the country’s judicial services. (Reuters)
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Updated 11 December 2019

Saudi ministry launches awareness expo on women’s legal rights

  • The forum will include a knowledge corner offering specialized counselling on personal status

RIYADH: An expo aimed at raising awareness among Saudi women of their legal and judicial rights has been launched in the Kingdom.

The Ministry of Justice’s three-day Judicial Culture Forum titled, “Knowledge and Enrichment,” will run until Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Jouri Mall, Taif.

As well as highlighting legal rights, the event is also designed to advise women on how to easily and efficiently access the country’s judicial services.

Part of the ministry’s National Transformation Program of initiatives, the forum will include a knowledge corner offering specialized counselling on personal status, and a systems corner showing how procedures are operated for women.

A sign-language interpreter will be present to help answer queries from people with hearing difficulties, and there will also be a judicial section to advise visitors on matters such as alimony, family reunification and reconciliation.

The Najiz electronic justice services platform will have a display at the forum and a children’s corner will look after kids while also making them aware of their legal rights.
 


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Updated 42 min 37 sec ago

Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.