The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution ("BCDR") has completed the English translation of Resolution No. 28 of 2023 issued by the Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs, and Waqf on 6 March 2023, published in the official gazette on 9 March and entered into effect on 10 March 2023. The English version of Resolution No. 28 of 2023 is now available on the Chamber's website.
As previously reported, Resolution No. 28 of 2023 expands the circumstances in which English may be used before Bahraini Courts and the BCDR Court. The adoption of Resolution No. 28 of 2023 follows the adoption of Resolution No. 134 of 2021 promulgating new BCDR Court rules of procedure, which first permitted the use of English in BCDR Court cases (also known as Section 1 cases), and Royal Order No. 3 of 2022 appointing judges to hear BCDR Court cases in which the parties have agreed to use English as the language of the proceedings.