RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice has launched the Scientific Judicial Portal (SJP), an interactive digital platform and legal and judicial database.
The platform will allow the public, including parties of the case and lawyers, easy access to final commercial rulings issued by courts of the first instance, courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court, in addition to other legal documents. The portal, http://sjp.moj.gov.sa, targets judges, parties involved in legal proceedings, lawyers, prosecutors, assistant judges, academics, and graduate students.
The new portal aims to promote justice and transparency, provide a unified electronic platform for judicial information, boost the judicial and academic community’s knowledge, and enrich the justice culture of the society.
Dr. Bashar Al-Mufda, director-general of the research center that oversees the SJP project, said the portal aims to publish judicial rulings characterized by accuracy, objective classifications, and modern presentation methods to ensure that visitors can easily access and browse the content.
The ministry is also seeking to publish agreements, orders, decisions, scientific research, regulations and circulars, and other legal documents in the future.
The portal’s content is divided into six main sections: the monthly report on the developments of laws, regulations, and circulars; the criminal procedure system; the legal pleadings system and its executive regulations; the bankruptcy provisions; the judgments of the commercial departments of the Supreme Court; and the decisions of commercial courts.