Royal Decree

Royal Decree 8/2021 Amending Some Laws and Royal Decrees

2021/8 8/2021


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and Royal Decree 121/2008 regarding the Sultanate of Oman Ratifying the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The word “handicapped”, the phrase “persons with special needs”, and other terms referring to persons with disabilities wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are hereby replaced with the phrase “persons with disabilities.”

Article II

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article III

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 29 Jumada Al-Awwal 1442
Corresponding to: 13 January 2021

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1375 issued on 17 January 2021.