PM Announces ‘Urgent’ National Judicial Reforms

Efforts and future visions aimed at shortening length of litigation and fostering citizens’ trust in the judiciary, says justice minister

The Syrian government is working on ‘urgent’ judicial reforms on the national level, Prime Minister Wael al-Halki said on Saturday.

Addressing the third Judicial Conference, Halki referred to the recent automation of judicial and administrative work as part of a series of measures taken by the government to achieve reform.

The reforms will focus on updating laws and efforts to restore judicial facilities damaged by terrorism in Daraa, Damascus countryside, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor, the PM said.

Work is also underway to build new Palaces of Justice in Damascus and Lattakia and expand the Palace of Justice of Tartous, he added.

For his part, Minister of Justice Najm al-Ahmad said efforts and future visions are aimed at shortening the duration of litigation and fostering the citizens’ trust in the judiciary.

He reiterated that the doors of the ministry and its courts are open to all who were misled into getting involved in the events in the country and are willing to return to the right track.

The conference is scheduled to discuss court laws, new laws on leasing real estate properties, the archiving of judicial agencies’ work and the automation of judicial and administrative work.

On the sidelines of the conference, Halki unveiled the expansion of the Technical and Judicial Institute and the Terrorism Court in Damascus with a value of more than 70 million Syrian pounds.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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