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Name: Basic Statute of the State (Sultani Decree No. 101 of 1996).
Country: Oman
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1996-11-06
Entry into force:
Published on: Arab Law Quaterly, 2002, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 56-72
ISN: OMN-1996-C-47392
Bibliography: Arab Law Quaterly, 2002, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 56-72
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1997-06, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 30 p.
The Basic Law (in English) The Basic Law (in English) International Constitutional Law, University of Bern, Switzerland (consulted on 2006-11-24)
Basic Law in English Basic Law in English Ministry of Legal Affairs, Oman PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-04-19)
Abstract/Citation: Chapter I: State and System of Government. The basis for law shall be Islamic Sharia and the system of government shall be a sultanate. Chapter II: the Principles Guiding the State's Policy. There shall be a free economy, and the state shall provide for assistance in case of sicknees, old age or disability. Chapter III: Public Rights and Duties. Prohibits discrimination on the ground of gender, origin, colour, language, religion, and social status. Guarantees personal freedom, freedom from torture, freedom of expression, association and religion within the limits of the law. Prohibits forming of societies which are "adverse to the order of society." Chapter IV: Head of State, Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Chapter V: Oman Council Chapter VI: The Judiciary Chapter VII: General Provisions.
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