7,000 Cases in Al-Ahsa Courts’ Backlog

The situation of courts in my hometown in the Eastern Province is pretty bad, and it is representative of the situation in the rest of the country. The king’s $2-billion project to reform the judiciary is not going so well:

Dr. Yousef Al-Jabr, head of the Lawyers Committee at Al-Ahsa Chamber of Commerce, called on the Supreme Judicial Council to fulfill the vacancies as soon as possible. He said that in most countries, there is one judge per 2000 citizens, while in our country the average is one judge per 20,000 people.

Justice delayed is justice denied.