Kuwait: Judicial Authority Draft Law Proposed

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Kuwait: Judicial Authority Draft Law Proposed

Alqabas, 3 July 2023: A group of MPs in Kuwait have submitted a draft law on judicial authority, which comprises 98 articles encompassing regulations on judicial governance.

The MPs have emphasised Article 163 of Kuwait Law No. 0/1962 Constitution of the State of Kuwait mandates the independence of the judicial system. Consequently, they believe additional safeguards must be established to ensure and preserve this independence.

According to the proposed law, judicial departments can be formed with a single judge, and a permanent committee called the Judicial Affairs Committee may be established, consisting of individuals who are not part of the judicial system.

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Tanya Jain