Mobile labour courts to be set up in Oman soon

Oman Monday 15/February/2021 13:39 PM
By: Times News Service
Mobile labour courts to be set up in Oman soon

Muscat: Mobile labour courts will be set up in Oman to expedite resolution of disputes.

Sayyid Khalifa bin Said Al Busaidi, President of the Supreme Court and Chairman of the Council for Administrative Affairs for the Judiciary, said, “One of the most prominent initiatives that the judicial system will witness this year is the mobile workers’ circuits project that aims to bring labour disputes closer to the industrial cities for their speedy settlement.”

“The council has launched a panel for its performance indicators that includes 10 initiatives in cooperation with the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit, which aims to improve the litigation environment and facilitate the business environment in the Sultanate,” he said in a statement.

“The 10 initiatives coincided with the launch of the 2040 Vision. The goals of the judiciary is to bring the Omani legal system on par with the judicial systems globally, and to initiate the establishment of a strategic partnership with the follow-up unit for the implementation of Oman Vision 2040, indicating that these initiatives are based on achieving accomplished justice, employing future technologies and artificial intelligence, enhancing transparency and integrity, and enhancing the trend towards building a specialised judiciary and providing services through qualified and trained judicial and administrative staff.”

He said that the 10 initiatives and projects that were launched are related to strengthening judicial integrity, digital transformation, “a judicial platform for digital services”, improving network infrastructure, information security, digitising the work of notaries, establishing a digital implementation centre and a mobile court for labour issues, developing and harmonising legislation related to the judiciary, creating a mobile notaries, and establishing investment departments.

Khalifa Al Busaidi added that the Judicial Administrative Affairs Council has worked to provide a safe and efficient judicial structure for the resolving of disputes in a way that contributes to improving the business environment and supporting the legislative structure in line with the requirements of advanced economies, and continuing to enhance confidence of investors.

He added, “We have worked on two initiatives to establish specialised economic departments to contribute to providing an attractive and stimulating environment for investment to help raise the national economy, achieve sustainable development, and enhance the national indicator represented in the speedy settlement of investment-related lawsuits and enhance the index of ease of doing business internationally.”