(MENAFN - Arab News) Legal experts are demanding that women be allowed to work as judicial assistants arguing that there is no reason for them not to work in the field and stressing the need for a female presence in courts to tend to women's affairs.
a source at the justice ministry confirmed that no woman has ever been employed at the ministry so far despite directives issued by custodian of the two holy mosques king abdullah to establish female sections at government departments.
khaled al-fakhri secretary-general of the national society for human rights (nshr) reiterated the absence of laws that prevent women from working at the justice ministry.
'women can potentially excel at the ministry as they have in other domains" he said.
he pointed out that the ministry of justice offers services to both men and women which calls for appointing women to acquaint female visitors with their rights and duties and undertake administrative tasks that facilitate procedures related to women's cases.
'women must be able to take on jobs related to their cultural background and education" said zuhair al-harthi a shoura council member.
'there must be female employees to match women's ids and act as intermediaries between female clients in accordance with regulations related to criminal issues which stipulate that women can only be searched by female inspectors" said talib al-talib a former judge.