Skip to comments.Saudi to Allow Women Lawyers to Plead Cases in Court
Posted on 10/16/2012 3:41:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Women lawyers in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to plead cases in court for the first time from next month, according to a justice ministry directive published on Tuesday by Al-Watan daily.
The ruling, which will take effect at the beginning of next month after the end of the four-day Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in late October, will apply to all women who have a law degree and who have spent at least three years working in a lawyer's office.
"This is a decision we have awaited for a long time," recent law graduate Mona Belabid was quoted as saying.
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If they can make it to the court.
But they shall be pleading only in Shari’a law, and that is effectively a code that does not show deference to the female gender.
Interesting study in cognitive dissonance and conflicted reasoning. If reasoning is even possible within the limits of this body of case law.
There is certainly no basis for Shari’a law in any kind of justice or morality.
How very post-medievel.
“So long as they plead guilty...”
Well that’s mighty white of them.