Monday, April 20, 2009

Saudi courts face reconciling Shariah over child marriages with the pressure of international standards

The Saudi judicial system is in crisis and the more attention is paid to protecting a young girl's rights in child marriage cases the more the courts seem to fall into chaos.

It’s an understatement that the system needs an overhaul. When intelligent men leave their common sense at the door before entering a courtroom and bow to the wishes of a tiny minority some serious self-examination is in order.

But two recent events have given hope to Saudis that the judicial system is capable of reform.

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