CLDP Hosts First Ever U.S.-Saudi Arabia Judicial Consultations

June 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007

In June 2007, CLDP conducted the first segment of US-Saudi Arabia judicial consultations in Saudi Arabia. During this program, representatives from the Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the US Federal Judiciary, and the National Conference of State Legislatures met with Saudi legal officials in an attempt to build bridges of communication and a deeper understand of each other’s legal system. During this program US representatives met with the Saudi Arabia Board of Grievances, the Saudi Human Rights Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the Shoura Council. Representatives in these meetings compared legal systems and discussed recent legal activity in each country, emphasizing the similar goals of the two legal systems. During this program, representatives from the Saudi Arabia judiciary welcomed further cooperation with US judges and CLDP. Judges from the Ministry have participated in CLDP's regional conferences in the past and expressed an interest in future conferences related to commercial law adjudication.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop