The Saudi Arabia’s Legal System and Human Rights in the Country

Document Type : Research Paper




 The Saudi Arabia political and legal system is somehow consistent with the Sharia and tradition and so there is no room for human rights. The individual in this country is within the foundational and comprehensive concepts based in tradition and so human rights cannot challenge the society in future. The same perspective is the case with regards to secular or religious legal system of the country as it is consistent enough with the social and cultural espatial of the Arab peninsula and it doesn’t need the legislation or legislator. However, the recent regional developments have emerged human rights as a threat against Saudi Arabia; a country in which the rights of its minority Shiite groups along with women’s and the children right  are being raised especially in the war in Yemen.


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