Technology seamlessly links judicial authority with 19 government entities
Riyadh, March 26 – The e-services launched recently by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice has shortened the enforcement duration from two months to 72 hours. The system, part of the ministry’s technology-enhancement project, seamlessly links the judicial authority with 19 Saudi government entities. Many courts have already witnessed a significant enhancement in performance.
The Ministry of Justice said in a statement that it was “committed to digital transformation and e-services in line with the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030″.
The e-services are also aligned with the ministry’s vision of digital transformation for enforcement courts, started three years ago by launching several digital projects, including “Paperless Courts” and digital integration with relevant public authorities.
In November of last year, the ministry launched an e-link system that connected its technology infrastructure with that of the National Information Centre. The aim was to eliminate the bureaucratic hassles in marriage registration by allowing for an online registration.
The digital-transformation programme led reduced the delivery time of many other several services by more than half, notably at notaries and courts.
“As business owners, we have noticed major advancements in procedures over a very short time, especially in judicial services,” said Turki Al Salim, a Saudi businessman in Riyadh. “There are many activities such as looking for reliable lawyers, applying for a power of attorney and searching for property ownership that have been made readily available online. This has made our daily operations much smoother, as we can perform critical tasks, and receive the service we need, at the click of a button.”
The ministry also launched the Najez portal, which provides access to a wide range of legal services. Considered to be one of the ministry’s most important digital initiatives, Najez enables the user to store a personal legal profile, registered under their national ID. This allows him to follow the progress of a case, document it and manage judicial procedures.
Designed primarily as a legal dashboard, Najez also functions as an information source for local its users so they understand their legal rights and responsibilities.