Courts will identify women by fingerprints
The Ministry of Justice has announced that it will soon introduce an electronic system to identify women litigants by their fingerprints.
The ministry is now in the process of finalizing the system, which would replace the traditional process, according to a report in a local publication recently.
Meanwhile, the ministry is working on arranging separate and independent buildings at courts and public notary offices, either owned or rented by the ministry, for Saudi women working in various departments.
The ministry also stressed that it was important to pay allowances to judges’ assistants, and upgrade working environments at courts to make them more attractive. Recent discussions at the ministry have also recognized the need to appoint employees in positions from Rank 8 and below without having to interview candidates.
The ministry said it has held job fairs for vacancies at ranks four, five and six. It has already appointed 1,259 employees at Rank 6, 33 employees at Rank 5 and 1,725 employees at Rank 4 — a total of 3,007 employees.
In terms of improving performance, the ministry recently trained 2,650 judges through 95 judicial programs, and 13,596 trainers with 414 training programs over the course of one year, inside and outside the Kingdom.