(MENAFN - Arab News) The shoura council on monday urged the ministry of justice to follow up on the progress made in the implementation of the king abdullah project for the development of judicial facilities.
the 33rd session of the council chaired by muhammad al-jeffery deputy chairman of the council discussed a report published by the justice ministry in 2012 and stressed the need to expedite court verdicts said fahhad al-hamad assistant chairman of the council in a press statement.
the council also urged the launch of a maintenance fund for women and children involved in family disputes. this recommendation was made by council member hanan al-ahmedi and adopted by the islamic and judicial committees.
the council also demanded that the ministry of justice coordinate with the higher council for justice to fill vacancies for judges to avoid delays and increased work pressure on other judges.
al-hamad said that council members voted down several additional recommendationsincluding a study to pay higher allowances and perks to judges.
the council approved amendments to a 1972 international agreement for the safety of cargo containers after hearing a report published by the transport and communications committee the saudi press agency reported.