Compensating Victims Based on Civil Settlements

On 4 March 2012, an initiative for civil settlements was ratified by the Council of Ministers, whereby afflicted parties can settle their claims in a consensual manner outside courts. This does not affect the rights of those who do not accept a settlement or those who wish to resort to the civil court, nor does it remove any criminal liability. The Council also clarified the mechanisms of this settlement, which includes the establishment of a committee in the Ministry of Justice for receiving applications, as proposed by the Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs and Endowments.