Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Law in Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403851_text Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Terrorism - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403851_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Saudi Arabia: Defense Cooperation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text International affairs; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: New Regulation on Protection Against Abuse http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403692_text Criminal law and procedure; Domestic violence; Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403692_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Draft Law to Punish Individuals Who Use Social Media to Attack Islam http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403260_text Communications - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403260_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Family Court Permits Divorce of a Couple Based on Husband's Smoking Habit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403249_text Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403249_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Council of Ministers Approves Several Laws Regulating Real Estate Mortgage System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403236_text Property - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403236_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Scholar States Churches Must Be Destroyed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403039_text Church and state relations - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403039_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; Saudi Arabia: Journalist Deported to Face Blasphemy Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402992_text Freedom of the press - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402992_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: King Overturns a Woman's Lashing Sentence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402832_text Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402832_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Arrest of Woman for Driving http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402693_text Women's rights - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402693_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Call for a Boycott of Municipal Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402659_text Elections and politics - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402659_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Women Seek Participation in Upcoming Municipal Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402637_text Elections and politics - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402637_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: The Municipality Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402632_text Elections and politics - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402632_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: The Regime Invokes Sharia Law to Prevent Public Protest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402565_text National security - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402565_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Sponsorship System for Foreign Workers Will Not Be Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402486_text Labor - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402486_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Royal Decree Limits Authority to Issue Fatwas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402192_text Church and state relations - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402192_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Royal Decree Overturns Court Decision Against Female Journalist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401704_text Freedom of the press - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401704_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Marriage of an Eight-Year-Old Girl Annulled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401273_text Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401273_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Resolution Passed to Assist Children Suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401136_text Workers safety and health - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has issued Resolution 35/50 on assisting children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Resolution is considered a landmark law in the field of children's health. The newly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401136_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Rights of the Accused http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540421_text Crime and law enforcement - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has issued Resolution 35/50 on assisting children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Resolution is considered a landmark law in the field of children's health. The newly The National Association for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia published a booklet in Arabic titled Know Your Rights, to inform people of their rights guaranteed under the Criminal Procedure Law issued by a royal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540421_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Woman Arrested for Having Coffee with Colleague http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540330_text Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has issued Resolution 35/50 on assisting children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Resolution is considered a landmark law in the field of children's health. The newly The National Association for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia published a booklet in Arabic titled Know Your Rights, to inform people of their rights guaranteed under the Criminal Procedure Law issued by a royal On February 4, 2008, Yara, a female financial consultant for a company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested by agents of the official Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Her crime... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540330_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Rape Victim Sentenced to 200 Lashes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540117_text Families - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has issued Resolution 35/50 on assisting children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Resolution is considered a landmark law in the field of children's health. The newly The National Association for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia published a booklet in Arabic titled Know Your Rights, to inform people of their rights guaranteed under the Criminal Procedure Law issued by a royal On February 4, 2008, Yara, a female financial consultant for a company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested by agents of the official Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Her crime An appeals court in Saudi Arabia has doubled the sentence to 200 lashes and six months in prison for a Saudi woman who was gang-raped. The crime for which the woman was sentenced was that of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540117_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Succession Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540165_text Government - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which was passed by the Saudi Council of Ministers on December 16, 2013, and later signed by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, became effective on February 2, 2014. The law provides that On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On August 26, 2013, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved the Regulation to Protect Against Abuse, which has the force of law. A copy of the Regulation, in Arabic, is available on the On July 15, 2012, the Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly, a body that advises the King of Saudi Arabia on legislative matters, announced that it is drafting a law to combat individuals who On July 16, 2012, in a landmark decision, the Family Court of Saudi Arabia approved a request for a divorce submitted by a Saudi woman because of her husband's smoking habit. In a complaint submitted to On July 2, 2012, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved five laws organizing the lending process, loan purchase and sale transactions, mortgage registration, and foreclosure for real estate. The executive regulations In response to a question on March 11, 2012, the highest religious authority in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Al-Asheikh, Mufti and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ulama (legal scholars), stated On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by a Saudi court to the punishment of ten lashes. The court had found the woman Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, was arrested in Dammam on May 21, 2011, for posting a clip on YouTube showing her driving a car. Dammam is the largest city of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi In a petition published on the Internet, 67 Saudi activists, journalists, and intellectuals called for a boycott of the upcoming Saudi municipal council elections scheduled for September 22, 2011. The signatories stated that they call on In April 2011, Saudi women activists wrote a memo to the designated authorities in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs requesting rights for female voters and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Many Saudi women On March 23, 2011, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that the municipal elections in that country will begin with the voter registration process scheduled for April 23 through May 19. In a declaration issued on March 6, 2011, the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned against "deviant intellectual and partisan connections and anything that leads to disunity and fragmentation of On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by In August 2010, King Abdu Al Aziz bin Saud issued a Royal Decree limiting the authority to issue fatwas (religious opinions concerning Islamic law) to Muslim scholars who are members of the Grant Scholars Association. The On October 26, 2009, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree abolishing a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban against a female journalist, Rosanna Al-Yami. Al-Yami was sentenced for On May 1, 2009, it was reported that an arranged marriage in Saudi Arabia between a man in his fifties and a girl aged eight ended through a settlement brokered by a judge after protracted negotiations The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has issued Resolution 35/50 on assisting children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Resolution is considered a landmark law in the field of children's health. The newly The National Association for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia published a booklet in Arabic titled Know Your Rights, to inform people of their rights guaranteed under the Criminal Procedure Law issued by a royal On February 4, 2008, Yara, a female financial consultant for a company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested by agents of the official Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Her crime An appeals court in Saudi Arabia has doubled the sentence to 200 lashes and six months in prison for a Saudi woman who was gang-raped. The crime for which the woman was sentenced was that of On October 8, 2007, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued by-laws governing the work of the political body Haiat al-Baiat (Allegiance Commission), set up last year to help streamline the process of succession to the throne.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540165_text