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Saudi Arabia Government 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES
Page last updated on June 20, 2014
International law organization participation:
Legislative branch: Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura (150 members and a chairman appointed by the monarch to serve four-year terms); note - though the Council of Ministers announced in October 2003 its intent to introduce elections for a third of the Majlis al-Shura incrementally over a period of four to five years, to date no such elections have been held or announced
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:
Ansar Al Marah (supports women's rights); Freedom and Justice Coalition (supports Shia rights)
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 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saudi Arabia Government 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia Government 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
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