Recent years witnessed great and noticeable development at all levels as a result of the information revolution and the development of means of communication and technology that had a great impact in changing the lifestyle. Accordingly, it is requisite and even necessary for the government departments and agencies in the Kingdom to keep pace with this advancement to absorb the new developments revealed by the changing reality of life. We are well aware that traditional administration has become useless in keeping pace with the times, in the light of the civilizational renaissance the Kingdom is witnessing in the pursuit of electronic administration without paper, especially because of the great interest of the Kingdom in the transition to e-government in order to achieve the 2030 vision through digital transformation. The Corona pandemic (Covid-19) and its impact on various aspects of life for all countries in general, and the Kingdom in particular, reinforced this attitude as it prevented people from referring to government agencies regarding the issuance of administrative decisions. Many people were unable to know the status of their transactions. So, it was necessary to get out of this impasse by moving from traditional procedures to electronic procedures to come out of this dilemma, especially since traditional means are no longer useful at the present time, and it is necessary to keep pace with development. We had to turn to electronic means in government transactions, including the issuance of electronic administrative decisions. This study comes to observe the attempts to get out of the current dilemma by addressing its problems and by stating what the electronic administrative decision is, what are its advantages and how to express the will of the single administration by electronic means, and to determine its legal nature so that the electronic administrative decision acquires its authority. Then, the study reviewed the implications of the authoritative electronic administrative decision, by showing the means of notification of the electronic administrative decision as a condition for its validity, and how it is applied and implemented. At the end of the study, I concluded a number of findings and recommendations which would enhance the issuance of electronic administrative decisions at government agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and make them a tangible reality having legal authority. I ask God, the Almighty, that this humble research contributes to serving the researchers in a way consistent with the contemporary data and requirements.
Al-Matroudi, Badr Abdullah Dr.
"The Authoritativeness of Electronic Administrative Decision,"
UAEU Law Journal: Vol. 2023:
95, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2023/iss95/8