Lawmakers to decide fate of State Council law — Minister

Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea
Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea

KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) — The government will turn over the draft law establishing a State Council to the National Assembly for further examination and possible approval, said on Thursday Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea.
Speaking at a forum organized by the ministry of justice on the topic of a State Council law, he said the latter would combine the current administrative court with the department of fatwa and legislation, a step that would stem the tide of increasing amounts of administrative cases seen by the courts.
The State Council law, once enacted, would speed up measurably handling all cases of administrative nature, said president of the appeals court Mohammad bin Naji in a speech at the forum.
Establishing the State Council would be an added value to the Kuwaiti court system, he said, noting its complete independence in its rulings.
As for the feasibility of establishing such a State Council, Advisor at the Amiri Diwan Dr Adel Al-Tabtabaie noted that the Kuwaiti constitution consists of no less than ten articles and clauses allowing its establishment. (end) amn.ajs