Friday, May 24, 2024

Amir of Kuwait Dissolves its Parliament and Suspends Parts of Kuwait's Constitution

On May 10, 2024, the Amir of Kuwaiti Amir issued a royal order that dissolved Kuwait's National Assembly and suspended for up to four years various provisions of the 1962 Constitution of Kuwait.  The royal order grants the Amir the sole right to issue laws. The royal order did not provide a reason for dissolving the parliament and suspending the constitutional provisions. However, the Amir said in a televised statement that he adopted these measures to rescue the country and protect its higher national interest and resources.

The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress examines which constitutional provisions have been suspended.

Hat tip to the Law Library of Congress.


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