Saudi cabinet approved the law of evidence to develop the legislative system.
Prince Mohammed said the law meets the requirements of developments in social and economic aspects of life.
The law of evidence will achieve a “major qualitative leap in the judicial legislation system, the crown prince said.
Prince Mohammed thanked King Salman for his constant support for the development of the legislative system which “contributes to raising its quality and enhancing the performance of justice agencies, considering that these systems are essential pillars in achieving transparency and justice in the kingdom.”
He added that it will keep pace with developments in the present era, adhere to Sharia law and the Kingdom’s international obligations, benefit from the best international practices in the laws of evidence in place around the world, and contribute to the promotion of justice to protect society, individuals, rights, and property.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the law of evidence is the first of four previously stated draft reform bills to be approved, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The other three draft laws are the civil transactions law, the personal status law, and the penal code for discretionary sanctions.
The personal status law will be approved in the first quarter of 2022. The remaining two draft laws will follow suit after reviewing the cabinet and the Shoura Council.