Pleading before Administrative Courts of Appeal is a Dream Come True

Written by: Hazim Almadani

In 1425 AH, the Pleading System before the Board of Grievances was issued, which clearly and explicitly stated the litigation levels at the administrative court, under which the Administrative Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court were established, which added more judicial guarantees for the litigants; however, the activation of the supreme judicial proceedings at the Board of Grievances courts had taken a lot time. Now, on 10/2/1439 AH, corresponding to 30/10/2017G, the role of the Administrative Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Administrative Court has been activated, which is a real addition and an impressive achievement added to a lot of the judicial achievements, which kept pace with the development steps and the accelerated renaissance of the wise leadership and the country’s ambitious projects within the Saudi Vision 2030, thanks to God.

Accordingly, Chapters II and IV of the Pleading System before the Board of Grievances have been activated; as the litigants are allowed to plead before the Administrative Court of Appeal, the matter that provides more justice and achieves a broader and more comprehensive activation of the legal texts; since the pleading before the Administrative Court of Appeal will make the aspirations and objections study and examination process more accurate; the matter which achieves gradual judicial security and stability in the legal tender to enable litigants to access the right through the law.

The developments witnessed by the administrative courts over the past months, through the detachment of the commercial courts to operate in competent commercial courts away from them and the realization of the supreme judicial proceedings in the Board of Grievances courts, have actually activated the Supreme Administrative Court, which is the final supreme reference for the judicial decisions and the source of the justice principles; as it is the location for objecting to the violation of the Islamic Sharia’s provisions and the laws that do not conflict with it, or the errors in its application or interpretation. There is no doubt that the administrative court has a huge role in delivering the rights to those who deserve it, in accordance with the provisions of Islamic law and the established regulations; along with promoting the judicial security, the matter which increases the national integration and legitimate moderation.

Therefore, we can only praise God Almighty for all the blessings he bestowed upon us in this matter, and then support the rulers, who have spared no effort to achieve these lofty objectives and global aspirations.

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