Ruling Family's Trick to Increase Participation with Fake Numbers
The ruling family in Bahrain is playing some tricks to increase participation in legislative elections, in which the majority of Bahrainis of various political orientations are reluctant to participate after elections have proven to fail to meet reform aspirations.
Friday Prayer Resumption Postponed due to Increase in Coronavirus Cases
The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced postponing the resumption of the Friday prayers due the increase in Coronavirus cases.
Minister of Justice De-Lists Special Notary, Suspends Lawyer for 9 Years
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa issued a decision to de-list a special notary, on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee.
Islamic Society Submits Request to Dissolve Itself
Al-Shura Islamic Society (a society within Al-Fateh Coalition) submitted a request to voluntarily dissolve itself, because of the lack of legal quorum by a number of its members and halt of its activism aimed at achieving the objectives for which it was founded.
Justice Ministry Refers 4 Persons for Practicing Law without Prosecution License
Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments referred complaints of number of lawyers related to people unlawfully practicing law, especially that they are not enlisted in the lawyers list. 4 violations were monitored and referred to the prosecution.
Royal Decree Restructuring Justice Affairs and Islamic Affairs at Ministry of Justice
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 49/2019 restructuring the Justice Affairs and Islamic Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
Justice Ministry Grants Lawyers One Month to Correct their Statuses according to Anti-Terrorism Law
Lawyers received a letter from the registrar general at the Ministry of Justice binding them to submit the financial audit reports pursuant to law 4/2001 regarding prohibiting and combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism and law 64/2017, within one month as a deadline from the ministry to reconcile their situations.
Justice Ministry Prevents Non-Bahraini Legists from Giving Consultation or Following any Administrative Measure in Ministry
Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa issued a circular banning law firms that employ non-Bahraini legists from allowing these legists to give legal consultation directly to their clients on behalf of the licensed office or running law firms themselves. The circular also prohibited non-lawyers enlisted in the lawyers lists to follow any administrative procedures at any of the ministry's departments as of September 1, 2019.
Justice Ministry Provides 107 Work Types to Accommodate 775 Individuals within Alternative Penalties Program
Justice Ministry Undersecretary Wael Rashid Boualley said that number of government bodies which are taking part in providing community services, rehabilitation and training program increased, thus the overall number of work types reached 107 to accommodate more than 775 individuals within the alternative penalties program.
Cassation Court Rejects Bahrain Bar Association Challenge against Justice Ministry Decision to Monitor their Works
The cassation court rejected the challenge of Bahrain Bar Association against minister of justice's order 64/2017 to monitor the works of lawyers offices and their clients, committing to international agreements regarding anti-monetary laundering and funding terrorism.
Cassation Adjourns Case of Lawyers against Minister of Justice Decision to Monitor their Work until July for Ruling
The cassation court adjourned challenge of Bahrain Bar Association against minister of justice's order 64/2017 to monitor the works of lawyers offices and their clients, committing to international agreements regarding anti-money laundering and funding terrorism in the legal profession until July 1 for ruling.
Justice Ministry Employee and Lawyer Sister Accused of Bribery Case Released
The minor criminal court decided to release an employee in the ministry of justice and his sister (a lawyer) under guarantee of their place of residence. The two were arrested over case of receiving money as bribery in return for releasing a convicted person in a fraud case.
Sunni Endowments Announce Muezzin Job Vacancy, Says Priority for Unemployed and Retirees
The Sunni Endowment Department of the Ministry of Justice announced a number of job vacancies for the Muezzin job.
Bahraini Court Rejects Appeal of Defendant Accused of Burning Armored Vehicle in Al-Ekr, Upholds 7-Year Jail Term against Him
The High Appeals Court upheld a ruling sentencing a suspect, accused in taking part in an assembly and burning a police armored vehicle in Al-Ekr in 2015, to 7 years in jail, after reconsidering the case returned from the cassation court.
Detention of Justice Ministry Employee and Lawyer Sister over Bribery Case Continues
The minor criminal court decided to renew the detention of an employee in the ministry of justice and his sister (a lawyer) for 15 days pending investigations over case of receiving sums of money for the release of a convicted person in a fraud case.
Eight Lawyers Disciplinary Suspended between One Month and a Year
The Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs issued a decision banning 8 lawyers (6 males and 2 females) from practicing the profession for periods ranging from one month to one year, over complaints from their clients related to receiving money without returning the cases to them.
Justice Ministry Demands Quran Teaching Centers Not to Interfere in Elections, Not to Call for Elections Boycott
Ministry of Justice issued a circular ordering Quran centers and Halaqat to distance themselves from any affairs linked to the elections.
Lawyers Criticize Judicial Proceedings, Demand Specialized Police to Implement Verdicts
Lawyers criticized the work mechanisms of court in Bahrain, indicating that the judicial proceedings are slow and complicated.
Al-Hawaj Says Public Prosecution Postponed Her Case against Egyptian Citizen who Insulted Shiite Sect
Lawyer Fatima Al-Hawaj said that the “Public Prosecution decided to postpone a lawsuit she filed against Amira Imam, whose family name is Hassan, for limitation by time-lapse”.
Royal Decrees Appointing Undersecretaries, Directors at Ministries of Interior, Finance and Endowments
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued 4 royal decrees appointing undersecretaries and directors at Ministries of Interior, Finance and Endowments.