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There has been a number of legislative reforms announced by Saudi Arabia to enhance the efficacy of the application of law and to increase the predictability of judicial decisions within Saudi courts. In recent years, Saudi Arabia witnessed gradual changes toward building the legal framework of legislative developments. These steps have proved effective in developing the legislative drafting when used as a means to enhance legislations quality and to avoid conflict of proposed legislation. In spite of these remarkable and unprecedented advances in developing legislations in the last five years in Saudi Arabia, there are still a number of glaring issues with regard to legislative drafting that demand immediate action by the government.

The purpose of this lecture is to explain all governmental efforts associated with the development of legislative drafting and process in Saudi Arabia. In addition, this lecture will investigate the feasibility of the current legislative drafting practices exercised in Saudi Arabia and determine the extent to which the legislative drafting and law-making process  in Saudi Arbia can be improved based on both relevant international best practices.

Dr. Rakan Alharbi

Visiting Research Fellow, Sir William Dale Center for Legislative Studies (IALS) 
Assistant  Professor of Law at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees in advance.