Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Kelya

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Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Kelya is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia.[1]

Career[edit]

Al Kelya has served as a judge in various Saudi courts for 40 years, including as Chief Judge in the Court of Cassation in Mecca.[2] In 2009, he was described in an article in Arab News as "one of the most experienced personalities in the field of Saudi law".[2]

Appointment as Chief Justice[edit]

In February 2009, Al Kelya was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.[3] The Supreme Court was created by King Abdullah as part of his wide-ranging judicial reforms announced in 2007, and Al Kelya was the first Chief Justice to be appointed.[4] His appointment was one of a number of changes to the judiciary intended to create a court system more in line with international practices.[5]

See also[edit]

Legal system of Saudi Arabia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cordesman, Anthony H. (2009). Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-313-38076-1. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Changes in key agencies to boost reform: Experts". Arab News. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "King Abdullah makes major government appointment". Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington D.C. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tentative steps in Saudi Arabia: The king of Saudi Arabia shows some reformist credentials". The Economist. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Ramady, Mohamed A. (2010). The Saudi Arabian Economy: Policies, Achievements, and Challenges. p. 18. ISBN 978 1 4419 59874. Retrieved 19 September 2012.