Judicial ruling in Saudi Arabia approaches the abolition of cases of “absenteeism” of the girl
Tuesday – 23 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1441 AH – 14 July 2020 CE
Court in the capital Riyadh – Archives (Middle East)
Dammam: Iman Al-Khattaf
Today (Tuesday), a Saudi court issued a court ruling, dropping the case of “absenteeism” from the family by ruling that “the independence of an adult, rational woman in a home is not a crime.”
This came against the background of a ruling issued on the issue of absenteeism, confirming the right to independence of a reasonable adult woman in a separate home, and that it is not a crime that deserves to be promoted.
The lawyer for the case, Abd al-Rahman al-Lahim, on Twitter, described this ruling as “historical” as “ending the tragic stories that many women lived in the past.”
The “absenteeism” communications are a system in place, which allows parents to file a communication in the event of the disappearance or independence of women without obtaining the prior permission of the guardian.
Dr. Muflih Al-Qahtani, President of the National Society for Human Rights, explains that the right to housing is a basic human right in general, and a woman has the right to obtain appropriate housing for her with her family or relatives or in a safe and secure independent housing if her residence with her family is a threat to her life or is harmful to her It out.
Al-Qahtani continues to talk to Asharq Al-Awsat, saying: “We must take into consideration in this regard the balance between ensuring the protection of women and providing adequate housing for them.” Between the cohesion of the family and maintaining its stability.
He explained that the family stipulates the basic system of government in the nucleus of society, adding: “The state works to document the bonds of its bonds, and therefore the matter requires a balance and harmonization between providing adequate protection for women, including providing or providing adequate and independent housing for them if necessary; And the fact that families are not demolished and their ties separated, which contributes to the weakness of society and the emergence of some social imbalances between its members.