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Initiatives to improve legal process, facilitate business

14 Feb 2021

Oman has launched a series of initiatives to improve the litigation environment and facilitate business in the sultanate.

H E Khalifa bin Saeed al Busaidi, President of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Administrative Affairs Council of the Judiciary, and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, said on Sunday that the council has launched ten initiatives to enhance the litigation environment in Oman.

He said that the initiatives have been developed in cooperation with the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-Up Unit that aims to give priority to legislation, judiciary and oversight, and to place the Omani judiciary at the forefront of judicial systems globally.

H E Busaidi added that these initiatives are aimed at employing future technologies and artificial intelligence, enhancing transparency and integrity, and providing judicial services through qualified and trained judicial and administrative staff. 

He stated that the initiatives will strengthen judicial integrity and help in its digital transformation by providing a platform for digital services, engineering network infrastructure, information security, digitising the work of notaries and establishing a digital implementation centre.

The system will also result in establishing a mobile court for labour cases, in addition to developing and harmonising legislation related to the judiciary, and establishing investment departments specialising in industrial cities and development of national judicial competencies. 

H E Busaidi added that the Administrative Affairs Council of the Judiciary has worked to provide a safe, appropriate and efficient judicial structure for investment and resolving disputes in a way that contributes to improving the business environment and supporting the legislative structure. This is in line with the requirements of advanced economies, which will continue to enhance confidence among Omani and foreign investors alike.

 

 

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