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Riyadh Arab Agreement For Judicial Cooperation

This agreement was written in Arabic in the city of Riyadh, capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, the sixth day of April 1983, in an original filed with the general secretariat of the League of Arab States, the exact and true copy of which of each of the parties to this agreement is transmitted or must adhere to. The procedures implemented by a mutual legal aid commission in accordance with the provisions of this agreement have the same legal value as if they had been conducted before the applicant`s competent body. The immunity of the witness or expert expires no more than thirty days from the date on which the judicial bodies of the applicant renounce his presence on the territory of that party, unless there are reasons at his disposal to prevent his departure, or if she voluntarily returns to that area after her departure. The publication or disclosure of court or extrajudicial documents does not give the required authority the right to bear the costs or costs. recognition or implementation would be inconsistent with the international treaties and agreements applied by the required party. The above provisions are not at the centre of concerns when one of the parties gives permission to hear directly, through its respective consular or diplomatic representatives, the testimony of its nationals on the above cases. In the event of a dispute concerning the nationality of the person heard, this nationality is determined in accordance with the legislation of the contractor who has requested judicial investigation on his territory. Each party undertakes to extradite persons identified on its territory who have been charged by the competent authority or convicted by a judicial authority of other contracting parties, subject to the rules and conditions set out in this section. All witnesses or experts, regardless of nationality, who should be present on the territory of one of the contracting parties and who do so voluntarily for this purpose before the judicial bodies of the applicant party enjoy immunity from criminal prosecution against them or arrest or imprisonment on the basis of previous acts committed in their part or during the execution of convictions handed down before they enter the territory of the applicant. The applicant undertakes to detain these persons and, subject to Article 22 of this agreement, to return them as soon as possible or within the time limit prescribed by the contracting party receiving these requests. As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (`KSA`) moves towards the completion of its Vision 2030 programme, the country`s legal system is increasingly linked to the International Justice Order, including uae public law courts at the Dubai International Financial Centre (`DIFC`) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (`ADGM`). b) Where the provisions of this agreement are contrary to those of a previous special agreement, the text that is most effective for the extradition of persons charged with charges or convictions applies.