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Saudi Arabia Government 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES
Page last updated on February 3, 2014
International law organization participation:
note - in 2005, King Abdullah issued decrees approving an overhaul of the judicial system and which were incorporated in the Judiciary Law of 2007; one change was the replacement of the Supreme Council of Justice with the High Court
judge selection and term of office: the High Court chief and chiefs of the High Court Circuits appointed by royal decree following the recommendation of the Supreme Judiciary Council, a 10-member body of high level judges and other judicial heads; new judges and assistant judges serve 1- and 2- year probations, respectively, before permanent assignment
subordinate courts: Court of Appeals; first-degree courts composed of general, criminal, personal status, and commercial courts, and the Labor Court; hierarchy of administrative courts
Political pressure groups and leaders:
other: gas companies; religious groups
International organization participation:
Diplomatic representation in the US:
Diplomatic representation from the US:
lyrics/music: Ibrahim KHAFAJI/Abdul Rahman al-KHATEEB
note: music adopted 1947, lyrics adopted 1984
NOTE: The information regarding Saudi Arabia on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saudi Arabia Government 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia Government 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
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