Saudi Arabia: Women Can be Arbitrators

The undersecretary of Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry and Chairman of the Appeal Court has said there is nothing which prevents women from becoming arbitrators. He was speaking during a seminar on commercial arbitration organised by Riyadh Chamber. He added mediation and arbitration should be encouraged for family disputes and said women can be commercial arbitrators but called for there to be better training of arbitrators in general. He went on to say better arbitration procedures should also be introduced to boost integrity and transparency.

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