Report makes case for more judges

Updated 14 December 2012

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.


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 28 min 34 sec ago

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 


RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.