Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 42

15-October-2007

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia Announces Reform Of Judicial System

Saudi Arabia is to implement a long overdue reform of its judicial system by creating a supreme court, appeals court, and specialized tribunals which will deal with commercial, trade, labor and personal disputes. The new system replaces the Supreme Judicial Council, with the latter now confined to administrative issues such as appointment of judges. The measures have been welcomed...