Administration of Justice and Human Rights: Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Justice 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 Justice, which issues, cases and concerns in connection with human rights and judicial reform were raised and discussed during his meeting with the Justice Minister of Saudi Arabia in London on 25 January 2022.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made for the implication of his policy of the recent judicial reform in Saudi Arabia, following the announcement by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in February 2021 of the intention to reform the Kingdom’s judicial institutions by the end of that year.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) , Assistant Whip

The Secretary of State for Justice and the Justice Minister of Saudi Arabia discussed developments in the field of judicial reform and human rights. The UK supports judicial reforms in line with international standards and welcomes Saudi Arabia’s efforts towards goals set out in Vision 2030. The Secretary of State also raised individual human rights cases in Saudi Arabia.

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