Shura Council Approves a Draft Law on Documentation

16 January 2023

The Shura Council held its regular weekly session in "Tamim bin Hamad Hall", headed by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.

During the session, the Shura Council approved a draft law on documentation, after reviewing the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee, and discussing the provisions of the draft law by Their Excellencies the members.

The Council also reviewed a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. (24) of 2006 issuing the Law (Regulation) of Fertilizers and Agricultural Soil Conditioners in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which was referred to it by the esteemed government, and decided to refer it to the public services and utilities committee to study it and submit the report to the council.

The session also discussed the topic submitted by a number of Their Excellencies the members, related to the completion of the preparation of the internal regulations of the Council, stressing in this aspect the importance of the regulations in framing the work of the Council, and enhancing the exercise of its members' powers in accordance with what is stipulated in the constitution.

The members stressed the need to complete the internal regulations of the Council in a manner that ensures its compatibility with its constitutional powers, being the legislative authority of the country, and ensuring its continuity and sustainability for the upcoming councils.

At the conclusion of the discussions, the Council agreed to grant the concerned committee with drafting the regulations a period of four months to complete them and present them to the Council.

The Shura Council's members also reviewed the report of the Council's participation in the ninth consultative meeting of the Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab (ASSECAA), which was held in the Republic of Burundi in September of last year.

The report included a presentation of the topics discussed in the meeting, especially the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Arab and African economies, the government response to confront it, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and its effects on supply chains, energy and food prices.