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Topic: Basic Law of Saudi Arabia


  
  Basic Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Basic Law is either a codified constitution, or in countries with uncodified constitutions, a law given to have constitution powers and effect.
The basic laws are the highest authority, respectively, in the regions, while the rights of amendment and interpretation rest with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.
Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basic_Law   (159 words)

  
 Politics of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of King Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of the first king, Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi Municipal elections took place in 2005 and some commentators saw this a first tentative step towards the introduction of democratic processes in the Kingdom, including the legalisation of political parties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Saudi_Arabia   (1205 words)

  
 Inside Out Documentaries : Shifting Sands Saudi Arabia with Michael Goldfarb
Saudi Arabia had been a place of wealth and secrecy, but hiding the role of extremists in the kingdom is no longer an option.
The fundamental law of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is its Basic Law, which states in Article 1 that the Constitution of Saudi Arabia is the Koran.
Throughout Saudi Arabia the sense of being the guardians of Islam because of Mecca and Medinah is palpable.
www.insideout.org /documentaries/shiftingsands/part1.asp   (2047 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It borders Jordan on the north, Iraq on the north and north-east, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the south and south-east, and Yemen on the south, with the Persian Gulf to its north-east and the Red Sea to its west.
Abha (Arabic: أبها) is the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia, population 201,912 (2004 census).
Saudi Arabia is a destination for men and women from South and East Asia, East Africa and the Middle East seeking work.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Saudi_Arabia   (4436 words)

  
 ICL - Saudi Arabia - Constitution
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is that of a monarchy
The law establishes the seniority of the tribunal of complaints and its prerogatives.
The law on the Council of Ministers and its prerogatives is to be amended in accordance with this law.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/sa00000_.html   (2606 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia: Arrest of Protesters Belies Reform Pledges (Human Rights Watch, 29-10-2003)
Everyone in Saudi Arabia should be free to express his or her political views publicly and peacefully without being thrown in jail and put on trial.
"Everyone in Saudi Arabia should be free to express his or her political views publicly and peacefully without being thrown in jail and put on trial," said Joe Stork, acting executive director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch.
In January 2003, hundreds of Saudi citizens signed a petition, the National Reform Document that urged comprehensive reforms "to strengthen relations between the leadership and the community." One of the requests was for a "royal announcement" guaranteeing the rights of freedom of expression and assembly.
www.hrw.org /press/2003/10/saudi102903.htm   (741 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of the first king, Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Holy Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi courts impose capital punishment and corporal punishment, including amputations of hands and feet for serious robbery, and floggings for lesser crimes such as "sexual deviance" (i.e.
Saudi Arabia is known to be in possession of 260.1 billion barrels of oil reserves as of 2003, about 24% of the world's proven total petroleum reserves.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Saudi_Arabia   (3864 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia: Remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Torture in Saudi Arabia is facilitated and perpetuated by the lack of unequivocal prohibition of torture in law, serious defects in the criminal justice system, judicial and extra-judicial corporal punishments amounting to torture, discrimination in law and practice, lack of safeguards against refoulement, and the absence of any credible redress mechanisms.
Of the 15 Saudi Arabian nationals, one pardon was secured because of strong friendship between the family of the offender and the family of the victim.
Saudi Arabia is not a state party to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees (Refugee Convention) and has no domestic laws which clearly prohibit refoulement in accordance with the text and spirit of the Convention, or Article 3(1) of the Convention against Torture.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engmde230042002   (7590 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
The basis of the Wahhabi state of Saudi Arabia was established in 1902 when ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Sa’ud and his followers gained control of Riyadh, signalling the beginning of the third period of Saudi-Wahhabi dominance in the region.
The functions of a constitution are served by the Basic Law articulating the government's rights and responsibilities issued by King Fahd in March 1992.
Article 9 of the Basic Law states that "the family is the kernel of Saudi society, and its members shall be brought up on the basis of the Islamic faith".
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/saudiarabia.htm   (1222 words)

  
 UNDP-POGAR: Country Index: Financial Management
According to Article 22 of the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia, economic and social development “shall be achieved in accordance with a methodical and equitable plan.” Article 76 read that the budget is to be issued, one month before the commencement of the fiscal year, by Royal Decree.
Negotiations for Saudi Arabia’s entry into the World Trade Organization were suspended in 2000, but have resumed in February 2004 and it is possible that it may become a member by the end of 2004.
Saudi Arabia, the biggest GCC member has finally come to an agreement with the other members on a common external tariff, which is a prerequisite for a free-trade agreement with the EU.
www.pogar.org /countries/finances.asp?cid=16   (1997 words)

  
 Basic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Often, the use of the term Basic Law rather than constitution is intentional to imply that the Law is seen as a temporary measure in place of a more permanent constitution as was the case of Germany.
In the context of the Special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the term constitution would strictly speaking refer to that of the People's Republic of China, but under the One country two systems principle, "mini-constitutions" have been adopted for the respective regions, and are called "Basic Law".
See: Law topics overview and List of legal topics for other lists dealing with the law of various jurisdictions.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/b/ba/basic_law.html   (142 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch Memorandum to the Government of Saudi Arabia on Human Rights Priorities in the Kingdom (Human Rights ...
Saudi Arabia objects to any provision in such treaties that may be contrary to its interpretation of the precepts of the shari`a.
For example, the requirement in Article 39 of the Basic Law that the media be “courteous and fair” and not publicize anything that “may compromise the security of the State and its public image, or may offend against man's dignity and rights” is vaguely worded.
Saudi Arabia should immediately issue a moratorium on the imposition of the death penalty, as well as on corporal punishments such as flogging, stoning, and amputation, in accordance with its obligations under the Convention against Torture.
hrw.org /english/docs/2006/02/07/saudia12622.htm   (2328 words)

  
 Middle East Online
A constitutional law expert said that the wording of the regulations effectively leaves open the possibility that women could vote.
Saudi leaders promised last October to organise the elections within a year, but the plan had been put in doubt by a campaign of violence by suspected Al-Qaeda sympathizers.
Reform plans were also marred by the arrest in mid-March of about a dozen reformists, three of whom went on trial Monday and were charged with calling for the kingdom to become a constitutional monarchy and questioning the independence of its judicial system.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/?id=10905   (353 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Saudi Arabia is located in the southwestern corner of Asia.
Saudi Arabia is bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba on the west, Yemen and Oman to the south, the Arabian Gulf, UAE and Qatar to the east, and Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait to the north.
Visitors to Saudi Arabia are required to obtain entry visa from Saudi embassies abroad prior to arrival.
www.investment.gov.sa /saudi_arabia.htm   (727 words)

  
 JURIST - Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
On October 1, the Council of Ministers approved a new law regarding punitive measures that would forbid harming detainees and to allow those accused of crimes to hire a lawyer or legal agent.
The law became effective in November; however, at year's end, there were no reports of its implementation.
The Government views its interpretation of Islamic law as its sole source of guidance on human rights and disagrees with internationally accepted definitions of human rights.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/saudiarabia.htm   (1053 words)

  
 ICL - Saudi Arabia Index
Article 1 of the Basic Law of Government stipulates that "God's Book and the Sunnah" are the substantive constitution of Saudi Arabia, being only amended (not changed) by reforms of state organization.
However, the constitutional reforms are not likely to concede to any of the western demands for women's rights and free speech.
31 May 1996: Four young Saudi dissidents are executed for the Riyadh bomb attack of 13 Nov 1995.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/sa__indx.html   (575 words)

  
 Sean Hannity Discussion - Iraq: Another Fake Islamic State Is In The Making   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
For instance, Article II of the 1980 Egyptian constitution states that Islam is the religion of the state and "Islamic jurisprudence is the principal source of legislation." The 1992 Basic Law of Saudi Arabia states that the nation's constitution consists of the Quran and the Sunnah (the actions and sayings of the prophet Muhammad (saw)).
If any casual observer, irrespective of their religious orientation was to scrutinise the basic law of these countries they would very quickly realise that Islam has no relationship whatsoever with such constitutions.
All laws related to economic matters, social relationships, educational affairs, foreign policy and the like are derived from the aforementioned sources.
www.hannity.com /forum/printthread.php?t=23978   (1052 words)

  
 The Saudi Arabian Information Resource - Basic Law: General Provisions
The implementation of this law shall not violate the treaties and agreements the Kingdom has signed with other countries or with international organizations and institutions.
Without prejudice to the provisions of article 7 of this law, none of the provisions of this law shall, in any way, be obstructed unless it is a temporary measure taken during the time of war or in a state of emergency as specified by the law.
No amendments to this law shall be made except in the same manner in which it has been issued.
www.saudinf.com /main/c541k.htm   (101 words)

  
 Lawyers - Embassy Riyadh Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Personnel: The firm is headed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Munifi, a Saudi national, who received his basic law degree (LL, B.) from the University of Cairo and a masters degree in law (LL, M.) from the University of Virginia.
Personnel: Hassan Mahassni is the principal of law offices in Jeddah and Riyadh, one of the most respected practices in the Middle-East, operating in association with White & Case LLP in Saudi Arabia since 1989.
Other members of the firm are Sameh M. Toban, a Saudi national who is a graduate of the University of Cairo with a diploma in International Property from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and American John Gray, who is a graduate of Dartmouth College and George Washington Law School.
usembassy.state.gov /saudi-arabia/attorneys.html   (2338 words)

  
 Islamic Law, known as "Shariah": primary source of persecution of Christians.
Shariah is the system of civil law that is based upon the Qur’an and the Ahadith and the work of Muslim scholars in the first two centuries of Islam.
The instituting of a national law that incorporates both civil and spiritual laws is one of the principles that makes it difficult for Americans to understand Islamic nations.
Saudi Arabia July 17, 1998, Under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic law, observance of any religious worship other than Islam is illegal and Christians can be arrested for either distributing Christian materials or attending private meetings for Christian worship.
www.bible.ca /islam/islam-kills-islamic-law-shariah.htm   (1428 words)

  
 The Basic Laws of Saudi Arabia
Government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is based on the premise of justice, consultation, and equality in accordance with the Islamic Shari'ah.
There is no control over judges in the dispensation of their judgments except in the case of the Islamic Shari'ah.
The King carries out the policy of the nation, a legitimate policy in accordance with the provisions of Islam; the King oversees the implementation of the Islamic Shari'ah, the system of government, the state's general policies; and the protection and defense of the country.
www.mideastinfo.com /documents/Saudi_Arabia_Basic_Law.htm   (2552 words)

  
 Riyadh frames rules for municipal polls -DAWN - International; 10 August, 2004
RIYADH, Aug 9: Saudi Arabia announced on Monday regulations for its first municipal elections later this year, but did not make clear whether women would be allowed to vote.
The SPA said on Wednesday the country's first nation wide polls to elect half the members of 178 municipal councils would be held in three stages from November into early next year.
The anticipated ballot is part of a drive to introduce limited reforms in the country, which Riyadh insists must be tailored to Saudi specifications and not necessarily follow a Western pattern.
www.dawn.com /2004/08/10/int7.htm   (246 words)

  
 UNDP-POGAR: Country Index: Civil Society
The monarchy’s political power in Saudi Arabia is mitigated by the traditional role of consultation in decision-making.
The Saudi Journalists Association is to consist of chairman and a board of nine members elected by Saudi journalists.
According to the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia, information, publication, and all other media have to employ “courteous language” within the state’s regulations.
www.pogar.org /countries/civil.asp?cid=16   (737 words)

  
 Feminist Wire Daily Newsbriefs: U.S. and Global News Coverage
Officials announced the new rules for Saudi Arabia's first municipal elections yesterday, stating that all citizens above the age of 21, except for military personnel, would be eligible to vote.
The BBC News reports that the decision to possibly allow women voters is in reaction to the pressure faced by the ruling Saudi family from the international community to introduce social, political and economic reforms in the oppressive and conservative country.
The BBC News’ regional Saudi analysts doubt that women will actually be able to cast their vote in the elections when voting starts in November, as the ruling family will likely choose to prevent a powerful backlash by the religious conservatives in the country.
www.msmagazine.com /news/uswirestory.asp?id=8587   (498 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Joint Media Availability with Secretary Cohen and Prince Sultan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Prince Sultan: First of all, the troops which have been in Saudi Arabia since the end of Desert Storm are within the frame of United Nations assignments and directions to continue the surveillance of Southern Iraq, and also the border of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as well as the other GCC countries.
As for human rights, the most important thing that protects human rights is Sharia law, and we as a Muslim state believe in human rights within the framework of the Sharia and the basic law of Saudi Arabia, as well as the Majlis al Shoura (Consultative Council).
All of these call for a mechanism to get together in order to protect human rights, whether inside or outside the kingdom, and in particular Saudi Arabia is protecting the rights of foreign laborers and also taking care of their social security and their rights more than any other country in the world.
www.defenselink.mil /transcripts/2000/t04102000_t409saar.html   (1239 words)

  
 Saudi regulations for municipal polls leave women vote unclear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Saudi regulations for municipal polls leave women vote unclear
RIYADH (AFP) — Saudi Arabia announced Monday regulations for its first municipal elections later this year, but did not make clear whether women would be allowed to vote.
A constitutional law expert told AFP that the wording of the regulations effectively leaves open the possibility that women could vote.
www.benadorassociates.com /pf.php?id=6473   (219 words)

  
 The Saudi Arabian Information Resource - Basic Law: Economic Principles
Likewise the law shall specify the means to be employed for the utilization, protection and development of these resources in a manner conducive to the promotion of the State's interest, security and economy.
No concessions shall be awarded or permission given for the utilization of the country's natural resources, except as permitted by the law.
Article 22: Economic and social development shall be achieved in accordance with a methodical and equitable plan.
www.saudinf.com /main/c541e.htm   (255 words)

  
 Basic Law - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
OneLang.com lets you search a huge database of reference and product information to find relevant, specific information on almost any topic.
This is a list of articles about the fundamental constitutional laws, known as Basic Laws, of various jurisdictions.
See also Law topics overview and List of legal topics for other lists dealing with the law of various jurisdictions.
www.onelang.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Basic_Law   (183 words)

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