Around 17,000 people have applied to the Mediation Center for registration as mediators, nearly half of them are women, revealed the Saudi Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
The MoJ’s Mediation Center had enabled such applications less than one month ago. This is to allow individuals from commercial and non-profit organizations to practice mediation.
After electronic approval by the Mediation Center, the mediation records that will be issued are also recognized as enforcement instruments.
“The applicants have various professions, including professors, doctors and lawyers; which enriches the reconciliation process and enhances outcomes,” the ministry said.
“In total, the applicants are to carry out over 220,000 voluntary mediation sessions,” the ministry explained.
“To complete the registration process, they will also have to take cognitive tests and interviews.”
Within the initiative for implementing the mediation system, Justice Minister Waleed al-Sama’ani had approved new mediation rules, aiming to promote mediation as an optimal option for resolving disputes.