Muscat – Courts across Oman received a total of 8,669 cases during the second quarter of 2023, the Public Prosecution has stated. There were a total of 45,868 judicial orders and 16,826 investigations conducted in this period.
The Public Prosecution received 736 complaints electronically in Q2 2023, 197 of which were directed to the Department of Customer Service. A total of 11,017 individuals were accused for various violations and crimes, while the total number of judicial decisions issued was 6,989.
In an effort to expedite the resolution of labour disputes, the Council of Administrative Affairs for the Judiciary established three evening labour courts in the Governorate of Muscat earlier this year.
The decision to form these courts in Muscat, Seeb and Amerat was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-Up Unit. The objective was to implement legal provisions, streamline litigation procedures, reduce litigation time, improve the business environment, and minimise the number of court visitors.
Introduction of evening labour courts primarily benefits workers, businessmen and investors, offering them a more efficient and accessible platform to address labour-related issues.