Saudi Arabia: Flag Law Amendments Approved

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Saudi Arabia: Flag Law Amendments Approved

Saudi Gazette, 1 February 2022: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has approved proposed amendments to the national flag, emblem and the national anthem law.

However, their contents will not change.

The proposed changes in the rules governing the green flag, which is emblazoned with a sword and inscribed with Islam’s creed, aim to define the proper uses of the state emblem more clearly.

They also aim to improve awareness about the importance of the flag and anthem and protect the flag from infringements or neglect.

The amendments also specify the penalties which will be imposed on violators.

In addition, they introduce a legislative provision for the protection of the national anthem.

There is a provision to determine the body authorised by law to control violations as well as the competent authority to issue rules over them too and the method of submitting grievances or appeal against verdicts.

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Benjamin Filaferro