Saudi Arabia: Administration of Justice

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 28th February 2022.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of proposals for judicial reform in Saudi Arabia announced by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in February 2021.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK welcomes the judicial reforms announced by the Saudi Crown Prince in February 2021. The Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab, and Lord Ahmad, Minister responsible for Human Rights in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, discussed judicial reform with the Saudi Justice Minister on 25 January 2022. Judicial reforms were also discussed during Lord Ahmad's visit to Saudi Arabia on 7 February 2022.

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