Her Excellency Dalal Jassim Al-Zayed, Chairman of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee of the Shura Council, expressed pride and appreciation for the success of the first remote meeting with His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs, stressing that the meeting in which their Excellencies the members of the Committee participated in along with Counselor Wael Boualay, Undersecretary of Justice Affairs and a number of the Ministry’s advisors, where they examined Decree Law No. (21) for the year 2019 amending some provisions of the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law issued by Decree Law No. (12) of 1971AD.
Al-Zayed praised the keenness of His Excellency the Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs his continuous cooperation with the Committee, appreciating the coordination between the Department of Information Technology and and Communications in the General Secretariat of the Shura Council and the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs, which resulted in the success of the video transmission of the meeting with clearly and with high quality. Al-Zayed pointed out that this type of meetings that used State of the art technologies and direct broadcasting allows Ministers and government officials to participate in committee meetings in the Legislative Authority and in a way that does not interfere with the conduct and performance of their duties.
Al-Zayed indicated that His Excellency the Minister of Justice provided clarifications on the said decree, the positive impact expected by activating it in reality, and its effect on the speedy completion of commercial company cases and civil suits.
Al-Zayed stated that the decree aims to create a new path for the consideration of electronic claims and electronic reporting, especially in cases of telecommunications companies whereby the lawsuit are fully managed electronically.
Al-Zayed pointed out that the aforementioned decree reflects the development witnessed by the justice system in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in a manner that achieves justice for all parties involved in cases of various classifications, praising in this context the efforts exerted by His Excellency the Minister of Justice to set the regulatory and executive frameworks for the development and modernization processes in the Ministry of Justice.
Furthermore, the committee decided after the completion of the study of the decree of the aforementioned law it will approve it and prepare it’s report before submitting it to the Council’s Office to be included in one of the upcoming Council’s meetings agenda.