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Laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


2. Legislative Procedures 

Measures were recently adopted in Saudi Arabia adopted to improve its absolute monarchy system of government such as the issue of a Constitution and establishment of a Consultative Council. In 1992 a Royal Decree was issued adopting the Fundamental Government Statute (Constitution).   Article One of this Statute provides that Saudi Arabia is a sovereign Arab Islamic state with Islam as its religion, the Holy Quran as its Constitution, Arabic its language and Riyadh its capital. This Statute also provided for the establishment of a  Consultative Council of a Chairman and 60 members appointed by the King chosen from amongst people of knowledge, experience and expertise. 

In accordance with the provisions of the above Statute the Holy Quran is the Constitution of Saudi Arabia and the laws and regulations are promulgated in the Kingdom in accordance with Shariah, the Statute and the Council of Ministers and the Consultative Council Regulations. These Laws and Regulations are issued by Royal Decrees upon the approval of the Council of Ministers chaired and the Consultative Council who also has the right to suggest laws to the Council of Minister.

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