Kuwait's Justice Ministry and DGCA coordinating to facilitate return of expat staff

Authorities working to facilitate return of 120 judges, advisors and prosecutors from Egypt

  
Image used for illustrative proposes. A protester waves the Kuwaiti national flag and chants slogans during a protest calling for a voter boycott, in Kuwait City . image used for illustrative purpose

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KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Justice and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) are currently coordinating their efforts to facilitate the return of 120 judges, advisors and prosecutors from Egypt in order to complete their work in the Public Prosecution and the courts, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed the abovementioned legal staff would have returned to the country if not for the relevant authorities ’decision to ban flights from 32 countries, including Egypt, as part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Sources said the judicial season cannot start early in October if the abovementioned legal workers do not return to the country to ensure normal flow of work in judicial departments.

In addition, the same sources stated that the Court of Cassation intends to increase the number of judicial departments in the new season; including the civil, commercial and administrative departments in a bid to address the problem of accumulation of appeals submitted to the court — more than 32,000.

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