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Saudi justice and labor ministries finalizing plans for launching labor courts

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The Saudi Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Labor and Social Development are cooperating, through a joint executive team, to finalize arrangements necessary for launching labor courts and panels under the jurisdiction of the general judiciary.

This cooperation aims at achieving Ministry of Justice objectives to boost the performance of labor courts in a manner that will positively impact the labor market, abridge procedures, and accomplish digital integration between these courts and the two ministries.

“The team will ensure that the technical, regulatory, judicial and administrative requirements for the launch of the labor courts have been met,” said the Ministry of Justice. “It will also identify and develop key performance indicators and review them regularly.”

The Ministry of Justice has been training the justice staff needed for the labor courts by launching a special training program dedicated for them. The goal is to enhance the judges’ efficiency in the qualifications and skills needed, whether scholarly, legal, or administrative.

“The labor courts to be launched under the general justice system are essential for raising the Kingdom's rating in international indices, and enhancing investment opportunities, bringing more assurance and attractiveness to the Saudi labor market," the ministry added.