UIA-IROL: Bahraini Justice Minister should not Use Disciplinary Proceedings to Sanction Lawyers
The UIA Institute for the Rule of Law (UIA-IROL) said that Bahrain Minister of Justice should not use disciplinary proceedings to sanction lawyers exercising their freedom of expression.
Parliamentary Question to Justice Minister: What are Your Plans for Expanding Alternative Punishment Program?
MP Ghazi Al Rahma raised a Parliamentary to the Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa about the ministry's preparations for the development and expansion of alternative punishment programs, and the level of cooperation it is carrying out with charities and civil society organizations to implement these programs.
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.
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.
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.
Bahrain Bans 3250 Citizens from Running to Parliamentary Elections
Minister of Justice Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said that about 3250 members of the dissolved political opposition societies are banned from running to the Parliamentary elections, pursuant to a bill approved by the council on Tuesday.
US Congress Staff Delegation Visits Bahrain, Meets Justice Minister and Public Security Chief
A US Congress staff delegation met Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa and Chief of Public Security Tariq Al-Hassan.
Telecommunication Companies Raised 9006 Cases within Past 3 Years
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that the number of cases brought by telecommunication companies in Bahrain against individuals reached 9006 within the past 3 years.
House of Representatives Rejects Lifting Immunity of Buhendi after Al-Shaer and Bu Hassan Withdrew Lawsuit
The House of Representatives rejected in its session the request of Minister of Justice to lift immunity of MP Anas Buhendi.
Justice Minister Demands Lifting Immunity of MP Anas Buhendi
Press information stated that Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa demanded lifting immunity of MP Anas Buhendi, one day after the minister decided to dismiss him from preaching.
Justice Minister Dismisses MP Buhendi from Preaching after Leaked Conversations Critical to Royal Court
Minister of Justice Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa dismissed MP Anas Buhendi from preaching in Al-Ghatam Mosque in Riffa, days after leakages of conversations between Buhendi and Council of Ministers Assistant Undersecretary Ibrahim Al-Dosari, in which they attacked Minister of Royal Court for Follow up Affairs Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa.
Bahraini Court Refuses to Cancel Justice Minister’s Decisions on Raising Attorney and Legal Fees
The High Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit, filed by a lawyer, demanding the cancellation of Minister of Justice decisions concerning amending registration dues, renewal of license to practice law and amending some legal fees.
Minister of Justice: Bahrain to Act against Supporters of Qatar-Linked Groups
Bahrain's minister of justice threatened legal action against any political organisation found communicating or expressing support for the people named in a new Qatar-linked blacklist.
Al-Azhar Sheikh Arrives to Bahrain to Meet King and Chair Muslim Council of Elders
Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa received on Tuesday (September 27, 2016) Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, who is currently visiting Bahrain to chair the meeting of the Muslim Council of Elders to be held in Bahrain.