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Cairo: The Saudi Ministry of Justice plans to replace paper marriage contracts with the electronic ones as part of its automation scheme, Okaz daily reported Sunday.

Earlier this week, more than 2,000 marriage registrars participated in an online workshop at which they were acquainted with a system for conducting contracts online.

According to the new online system, the prospective married couple will have to fill their respective data through the Ministry's Najez portal that gives the public access to a wide range of legal services, Okaz said.

Participants in the workshop agreed that e-marriage contracts, approved by the would-be wife, will boost women's rights and protect them from getting marriage against their will.