Licenses for six women lawyers approved

Updated 03 June 2015
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Licenses for six women lawyers approved

RIYADH: The Ministry of Justice has issued and renewed 267 licenses for Saudi lawyers including six women during the second quarter of this year, according to a report released on Monday.
The licenses included 117 for men, with further renewals for 144 law firms. The country has 3,147 lawyers, which includes 48 women practitioners, the report stated.
A source said that the ministry had rejected 20 requests for licenses because the applicants failed to meet basic criteria to practice the profession. Three incomplete applications are still pending.
Meanwhile, the ministry has handed over eight people to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution for practicing without qualifications.
A further 30 have been reported for handling more than three cases simultaneously.
The source said the ministry’s inspectors had discovered several violations by practitioners in Riyadh, Eastern Province, Madinah and others areas.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.