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Royal Decree 73/2022 Adopting the Organisational Structure of the State Financial and Administrative Audit Institution

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the State Financial and Administrative Audit Law promulgated by Royal Decree 111/2011,

Royal Decree 6/2012 Adopting the Organisational Structure of the State Financial and Administrative Audit Institution,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The organisational structure of the State Financial and Administrative Audit Institution is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached annex.

Article II

The aforementioned Royal Decree 6/2012 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 19 Rabi Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 14 November 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Note: The attachments to this decree are not available until they are published in the Official Gazette next Sunday.

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Royal Decree 72/2022 Approving the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation done at Beijing on 10 September 2010,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation is hereby approved in the form attached.

Article II

Competent bodies shall deposit the instrument of accession for the aforementioned convention in accordance with its provisions.

Article III

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

Issued on: 14 Rabi Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 9 November 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 71/2022 Declaring Public Benefit Status to the Project to Develop and Produce Mines in Block A1-12 in the Wilayat of Yanqul in the Governorate of Dhahirah

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

 and the Law on Expropriation for Public Benefit promulgated by Royal Decree 64/78,

 and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The project for the development and production of mines in Block A1-12 in the Wilayat of Yanqul in the Governorate of Dhahirah, specified in the attached note and masterplan, is hereby deemed a public benefit project.

Article II

The competent entities may seize, through direct execution, real estate and land necessary for the aforementioned project, and all establishments on them, in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned Law on the Expropriation for Public Benefit.

Article III

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

Issued on: 8 Rabi Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 3 November 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 70/2022 Appointing an Ambassador-at-Large in the Foreign Ministry

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Law Governing the Foreign Ministry promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al-Hinai is hereby appointed an ambassador-at-large in the Foreign Ministry with the special grade.

Article II

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

Issued on: 8 Rabi Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 3 November 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 69/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Criminal Procedure Law promulgated by Royal Decree 97/99,

and the Penal Law promulgated by Royal Decree 7/2018,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The texts of articles 4bis and 164 of the aforementioned Criminal Procedure Law are hereby replaced with the following texts:

Article 4bis

Whoever suffers damage from the crime stipulated in article 230 of the Penal Law may file his lawsuit directly to the competent court. The secretariat of the court shall notify the Public Prosecution with a copy of the statement of the lawsuit to undertake the public lawsuit. It is not permitted to file the lawsuit against heads of the units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons except after obtaining permission from the competent entity, and the permission is issued from the Council of Ministers with respect to the heads of units of the administrative apparatus of the state. The request for permission shall be submitted by the Public Prosecutor based on the request of the person who suffers damage accompanied with the supporting documents.

The heads of the units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons may delegate on their behalf a person occupying a legal post in the unit to which they belong to appear or plead and file contestations before courts of various levels.

Article 164

The summons to appear for the accused person shall be announced in accordance with the provisions of articles 70 and 71 of this law. The announcement to the heads of units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons shall be made through the competent administrative division in the unit to which they belong, the announcement to prisoners shall be made through the person responsible for the administration of the prison or whoever substitutes him, and the announcement to military personnel shall be made through the command they belong to. The person who receives the copy of the announcement shall sign the original receipt, and in the event that he refrains from doing so, the misdemeanour court shall sentence him to a fine not exceeding 50 (fifty) Rial Omani. If he insists on refraining from doing so, the announcement shall be made to the accused person in accordance with the provisions of articles 70 and 71 of this law. The litigants may, as soon as the summons to appear has been announced, view the papers of the lawsuit.

Article II

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

Issued on: 24 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 20 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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Royal Decree 68/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Penal Law

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Penal Law promulgated by Royal Decree 7/2018,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached amendments to the aforementioned Penal Law shall be implemented.

Article II

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

Issued on: 24 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 20 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 67/2022 Approving the Petroleum Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Shell Integrated Gas Oman BV, Alizz Gas Development LLC, and Totalenergies EP Oman Block 11 SAS for Block 11

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Oil and Gas Law promulgated by Royal Decree 8/2011,

and the Petroleum Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Shell Integrated Gas Oman BV, Alizz Gas Development LLC, and Totalenergies EP Oman Block 11 SAS for Block 11 signed on 15 September 2022,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The aforementioned petroleum agreement is hereby approved.

Article II

The provisions of the aforementioned petroleum agreement shall apply notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in laws, royal decrees, or regulations in force in the Sultanate of Oman on the date of entry into force of this decree.

Article III

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

Issued on: 23 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 19 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1464 issued on 23 October 2022.

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Royal Decree 66/2022 Issuing Class I Licence to Oman Technology Infrastructure Company to Build and Operate Passive Infrastructure for Telecommunications Towers

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Telecommunications Law promulgated by Royal Decree 30/2002,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A Class I Licence is hereby issued to Oman Technology Infrastructure Company to build and operate passive infrastructure for telecommunication towers, in accordance with the provisions of the attached licence.

Article II

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

Issued on: 23 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 19 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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Royal Decree 65/2022 Granting Omani Nationality

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

 after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

 and the Omani Nationality Law promulgated by Royal Decree 38/2014,

 and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Omani nationality is hereby granted to those named in the attached list.

Article II

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

Issued on: 20 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 16 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1464 issued on 23 October 2022.


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Royal Decree 64/2022 Reinstating Omani Nationality

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Omani Nationality Law promulgated by Royal Decree 38/2014,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Omani nationality is hereby reinstated to those named in the attached list.

Article II

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

Issued on: 6 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 2 October 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1462 issued on 10 October 2022.


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