Riyadh Arab Agreement On Judicial Cooperation

Criminal and extrajudicial judicial and extrajudicial documents are sent directly through the Ministry of Justice of each contracting party, without prejudice to the provisions of the special articles relating to the extradition of persons who have committed or convicted an offence. Visits by judicial delegations and exchanges of members of the judiciary and other experts to monitor the evolution of legislation and justice are also encouraged by the parties, as well as exchanges of views on legal problems and study visits by staff of each state. The contracting parties coordinate the procedures provided for by this agreement with the Arab Organization for the Social Defence against Crime (Arab Criminal Police Office) for extradition requests through the relevant liaison offices, in accordance with the agreement establishing the Organization; The contracting party required for extradition sends the Bureau a copy of the decision on the extradition request. Each party may ask any other contracting party to initiate, on its behalf, legal proceedings in the territory of that country in connection with an effective legal action, including hearing the testimony, receiving expert reports and consulting them, conducting inspections and taking oaths. (e) if the defendant had expressly agreed to fall within the jurisdiction of that party`s courts, either by the designation of a chosen home or by the consent of that jurisdiction, provided that that party`s law does not prohibit such an arrangement. The DIFC courts recently recognized and enforced a banking decision of a Saudi quasi-court, the Committee for the Settlement of Banking Disputes (part of the Saudi Monetary Agency), which was presented to DIFC to claim the assets of a branch of a foreign bank in the free zone. The trial upheld the traditional rules of enforcement of a Saudi judgment, order or decision in the DIFC courts. This article outlines several recent developments regarding the relationship between KSA and the common legal systems of the law with respect to the enforcement of judgments and the significance of proceedings. The party requesting recognition or execution of such a conciliation presents a certified copy and an official certificate certifying that it possesses the strength of an executive document issued by the judicial authority before which it has demonstrated it.