grant to judiciary system reform [Archives:2005/832/Local News]

April 11 2005

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
Dr. Adnan al-Jefri Minister of Justice confirmed the judicial reforms would to be given higher priority and special attention during the coming months.

He pointed out that the focus would be on commercial issues and public properties within the framework of the judicial system reform strategy.

The strategy aims to enhancing the judiciary system so as to enable it to cope with the modern changes in technology, especially with regards to electronic trade, international crimes and fighting corruption.

The minister asserted in a press release that the US grant is worth $5 million and is to be dedicated to improving the judiciary mechanisms while allocating $3 million of the grant to commercial related judiciary tools.

Establishing an information system, libraries with Internet facilities and databases and creating electronic networks among the commercial courts are objectives of this project.

The project would also include Internet and training 75 judges and 150 judge assistants.

The remaining $2 million will be allotted to the Public Property Courts and the provision of network connection.