Recently-approved Personal Status Law Stems from the Provisions and Purposes of Islamic Sharia and Comes in Line with the Latest Legal Trends and Modern International Judicial Practices, HRH Crown Prince Says

Tuesday 1443/8/5 - 2022/03/08
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Riyadh, Mar. 08, 2022, SPA -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, stated that the recently-announced Personal Status Law stems from the provisions and purposes of Islamic Sharia, taking into account the latest legal trends and modern international judicial practices in order to keep pace with developments and changes in reality.
In comments on the occasion of the Cabinet's approval of the Personal Status Law at today's meeting, after regular procedures have been completed by the Shura Council, HRH the Crown Prince indicated that this law will contribute to preserve and stabilize the family in its capacity as the basic component of society. It will also work to ameliorate the status of the family and the child as well as control the discretionary power of a judge in a way that limits the discrepancy of judicial rulings in this regard, he added.
HRH the Crown Prince drew the attention that the Personal Status Law is the second out of four specialized legislations that were announced on February 8, 2021, with the Civil Transactions Law and the Penal Code for Discretionary Sentences remain to be issued, he announced.
HRH the Crown Prince stressed that the introduction of the Personal Status Law reflects the leadership's commitment to the development and reform approach in accordance with the latest legal trends and modern international judicial practices, adding that the Personal Status Law constitutes a major qualitative leap in preserving and protecting human rights, family stability, women's empowerment and promotion of rights.
HRH the Crown Prince explained that the law was inclusive in addressing all problems from which families and women were suffering, affirming that the new law has carefully - and in detail- organized personal status issues. HRH the Crown Prince announced that the Personal Status Law will go into force within 90 days after its publication in the official gazette.
HRH the Crown Prince extended thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his great attention in developing the legislative system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, citing the development of judicial facilities and raising the efficiency of judicial work in order to ensure and preserve rights and achieve prompt justice.
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