Saudi courts go paperless; to no longer handle lawsuits filed in paper

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Saudi administrative courts will no longer handle lawsuits filed in paper as e-litigation is going ahead in the country.

Chief of Saudi Administrative Judiciary Council Khaled Al Youssif has issued a decree to stop using paper in lodging suits and memoranda with the administrative courts, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported Sunday.

According to the decree, such suits are to be presented via services available on an electronic platform.

The decree comes after the infrastructure of e-services and technical support mechanisms have been completed.

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Last May, the Ombudsman Department, in charge of the administrative courts in Saudi Arabia, launched an e-litigation plan including online hearings.

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