King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz – may Allah have mercy on him – in the year 1382 H.
(1962 C.E.) announced the creation of the Ministry of Justice to oversee the
courts, and meet financial and administrative requirements. And in the year 1390
H. (1970 C.E.), the Ministry of Justice pursued its endeavors and its objectives
in the actualization of the work and its scope. The first minister to undertake
the task was Sheikh Muhammad bin Ali Al-Harkaan – may Allah have mercy on him.
The creation of the Ministry had a significant impact on the support of judicial
work, and on following up and overcoming the difficulties and obstacles
encountered in its path. There was also found in the Ministry's system
meticulousness in giving attention to deficiencies that appear in the
realization of work and handling, which may arise due to defects and obstacles.
The Ministry has been concerned over the proficiency of its mission financially
and administratively on the work of the courts, the notaries, and other judicial
authorities. With the development of the process of work and an attempt to
benefit from the latest updates in management formats and technological means,
the Ministry takes measures or proceeds to authorized entities with proposals or
projects that, in essence, would ensure an adequate standard for the system of
justice in the Kingdom. And during this mission of the Ministry of Justice,
numerous projects and undertakings have been presented which, in fact, have
resulted in a raise of the level of performance in work and the development of
methods according to the latest, most accurate, and most complete manner.