Saudi Justice Minister stresses on Full Implementation of Appellate Justice

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice and President of Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani has announced the full implementation of appellate justice through pleading and judicial review.

The three stages of the initiative cover all jurisdictions of appellate courts, and enable challenging the rulings and decisions of appellate courts before the Supreme Court.

“The completion of the appellate judiciary represents a milestone in the history of the justice system, and reflects judicial progress in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 with the support provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince,” Dr. Al-Samaani was quoted as saying during a ceremony organized for the occasion.

“During the transformation from the cassation judiciary to the appellate system, we have focused on streamlining the transition and overcoming operational challenges through the great efforts and professionalism of our staff,” he added.

Dr. Al-Samaani said that the completion of the appellate judiciary aims to implement the principle of multiple levels of litigation, ensure judicial safeguards, and speed up decisions.

“The appellate judiciary will enhance the quality of judgments, achieve swift justice and transparency, and save clients time and effort,” he said.

Dr. Al-Samaani added that it will also help to consolidate judicial principles and enhance reasoning, creating legal discipline in the application of statutory texts.