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Global Competitiveness Report 2019: Saudi Arabia Advances 8 Positions in Judicial Independence

Global Competitiveness Report 2019: Saudi Arabia Advances 8 Positions in Judicial Independence

Thursday, 10 October, 2019 - 12:45
Picture shows the General Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (AFP Photo)
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Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in several judicial indicators according to the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum.

According to the report, Saudi Arabia jumped 8 positions in the “judicial independence” sub-index, achieving the 16th ranking globally.

Similarly, it has moved 4 positions in the “efficiency of the legal framework in settling disputes’ sub-index, achieving the 17th ranking globally; while it maintained its 11th global ranking for the “legal framework's adaptability to digital business models” sub-index.

In addition, the Kingdom jumped 11 places in the “efficiency of the legal framework in challenging regulations,” achieving the 18th ranking globally.

“The progress was made possible through the support granted by the Saudi government, and its keen interest to develop the justice system,” noted the Saudi Ministry of Justice.

Saudi Arabia advanced to the 36th position in its overall global ranking, moving three positions forward from its ranking last year.

The report showed improvements in several main and sub-indices and noted the Kingdom’s efforts to diversify its economy and adopt ICT solutions.

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