Middle Eastern Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East may help you get oriented! In addition to the...

Group calls on Saudis to end female discrimination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A human rights group called on the International Olympic Committee to require that Saudi Arabia's participation in Olympic sporting events, including the upcoming London Games, be contingent upon the Arab country allowing girls and women to Full version (available to lexis...

Amnesty: Saudi activist sentenced to 4 years

RIYADH Saudi Arabia (AP) - Amnesty International says a Saudi Arabian court has convicted a prominent rights activist of anti-state crimes and sentenced him to four years in prison. The London-based group says activist Mohammed al-Bajady was tried in secret. He was Full version (available to lexis...

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics

LONDON (AP) - A month before the London Games, Saudi Arabia appears to be moving closer to sending female athletes to the Olympics for the first time amid mounting pressure on the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom to grant women more rights. Deliberations by Saudi officials on Full version (available...

Military Tenders and Procurement in Saudi Arabia: Guidelines for the Payment of Commissions, Success Fees, and Agency Fees

Concerning bribery, focus is on laws with international reach (the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK's Bribery Act 2010), local laws are often overlooked. One is a Saudi Council of Ministers Resolution on the defense industry. One can run afoul of these restrictions on payment of commissions...