Sultan of Oman, Haitham Bin Tariq, on Monday issued two decrees, the first is to issue the Basic Law of the State, and the second is to issue the Council of Oman Law.
Official media sources reported that Bin Tariq “Issued a new basic system regulating the mechanism for the transfer of power, naming the crown prince, in addition to a new law for parliament.”
According to the Oman News Agency, “The most important subjects mentioned in the Royal Decree No. 6 of 2021 is setting up a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of power in the Sultanate, as well as setting up a mechanism for appointing the crown prince and stating his powers.”
The decree also includes “Affirming the principle of the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary as the main pillar ruling the country, emphasizing the role of the state in ensuring more rights and freedoms for citizens.”
As for the Law of the Oman Council, which was issued by Royal Decree No. 7 of 2021, it “includes the powers of the council, membership conditions and all members’ rights and duties, in addition to regulating everything related to the council’s affairs.”
It is noteworthy that Bin Tariq took power a year ago, after the death of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who did not have a crown prince.