The enforcement of judgments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is governed by both national laws and international treaties. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Treaty is an agreement among six countries: the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar.
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The GCC Treaty primarily focuses on economic, political, and security cooperation among its member states.
While the treaty has provisions for cooperation in various areas, including legal matters, it does not establish a unified legal system.
The GCC Convention for the Execution of Judgments, Delegations and Judicial Notifications 1996 (the “GCC Convention”) and the Riyadh Convention confirm each signatory’s agreement to enforce the judgments issued in the Courts of the other countries (Article 1 of the GCC Convention and Article 25 of the Riyadh Convention).
Each of the GCC countries shall execute the final judgments issued by the courts of any member state in civil, commercial and administrative cases and personal affairs cases in accordance with the procedures as provided under the treaty, provided that the court that issued the judgment has the jurisdiction under the international jurisdiction as applicable in the member state where the judgment is required to be executed or has the jurisdiction following the provisions of the treaty.
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