Saudi Arabia Sets up 'Trial Offices' Were Women Traffic Violators Detained

Published July 18th, 2018 - 08:44 GMT
A Saudi woman has a driving lesson in Jeddah. (AFP/ File)
A Saudi woman has a driving lesson in Jeddah. (AFP/ File)

The Saudi Supreme Judicial Council has decided to set up trial offices for traffic violations and accidents next to facilities where women are detained. This initiative aims to expedite their trial in cases of accidents and traffic violations.

It falls under the myriad measures and initiatives adopted by the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Judicial Council that aim to speedily examine various cases in general and women’s cases in particular, as well as to empower women in the judicial field.

The judicial measures and initiatives supporting women included granting the mother her right to be the guardian of a child under her custody.

This will make it easy for a woman to visit the Civil Status Bureau, Passports Department, embassies, education administrations and other pertinent authorities to prove that her family is eligible for social security.


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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