HRH Crown Prince Issues Statement on the Occasion of Issuing Regulation of Evidence

Tuesday 1443/5/24 - 2021/12/28
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Riyadh, Dec. 28, 2021, SPA -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, issued a statement on the occasion of the Cabinet’s approval of the Regulation of Evidence after its legal procedures having been completed and having referred it to the Shura Council, stating that the Evidentiary Bylaw is the first of four bylaws announced earlier (the other three being civil status draft bylaw, civil transactions draft bylaw, and the criminal draft bylaw on discretionary penalties).
Following the issuance of the Regulation of Evidence, the civil status bylaw is expected to be issued during the first quarter of 2022. It will be followed by the other two bylaws. HRH Crown Prince noted that these bylaws will realize a qualitative leap in the system of judicial legislation, citing the principles based on fixed references in the judicial work.
HRH Crown Prince extended his appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his permanent support for the development of the legislative system of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a way that contributes to increasing its quality and enhancing the performance of judicial apparatus, as such a system forms the basic foundations for realizing transparency and justice.
HRH Crown Prince also noted that it was taken into consideration that the Regulation of Evidence will have to meet the requirements of life in the social, economic and technological aspects and keep pace with the developments in the present time under the provisions of the Islamic Sharia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s international commitments, benefiting from the best international practices of regulation of evidence into force worldwide and regionally, especially bylaws that have been issued recently, in addition to contributing to enhancing social and individual protection, rights and properties.
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