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Sub Section: Overview Basic Law of State Principles Public Right and Duties Head of State Oman Council Judiciary General Provision

The Basic law of the State promulgated on 6th November 1996 and comprising 81 articles lays down a legal framework of reference governing the functions of the different authorities and separating their powers. It also affords safeguards to guarantee the freedom, dignity and rights of the individual. This historic document sets out Oman's system of government and the guiding principles behind the state's policies and also details public rights and duties. It contains specific principles covering the Head of State, the Council of Ministers and the judiciary.

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

THE WHITE BOOK

THE BASIC LAW OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

Royal Decree No. 101/96

On the Issue of the Basic Law of the State

m Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman, in confirmation of the principles which have guided State policy in various fields during the past period, and in asserting our determination to continue efforts to create a better future characterised by further achievements which will bring benefits to the Country and its Citizens.

And in our determination to strengthen Oman’s international position and its role in establishing the foundations of peace, security, justice and co-operation between different States and Peoples.

And in accordance with the exigencies of the public interest, have decreed the following:

  • Article (1) The issue of the Basic Law of the State in accordance with the attached form of words.

  • Article (2) This Decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall come into force with effect from its date of issue.

Issued on:
 24 Jumada al Akhira 1417
 6 November 1996

QABOOS BIN SAID
SULTAN OF OMAN
 


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