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Royal Decree 37/2022 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Interior and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

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

and Royal Decree 102/2020 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Interior and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The competences of the Ministry of Interior are hereby determined in accordance with the attached annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Interior is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached annex 2.

Article III

The aforementioned Royal Decree 102/2020 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

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

Issued on: 16 Dhu Al-Qa 'dah 1443
Corresponding to: 16 June 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1446 issued on 19 June 2022.


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Royal Decree 36/2022 Promulgating the System of Governorates

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

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

and the Governorates and Municipal Affairs System promulgated by Royal Decree 101/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached System of Governorates shall apply.

Article II

The organisational structures of the governorates shall be adopted in accordance with the form attached to the System of Governorates, and the provisions of the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State shall apply in regard to the establishment, amendment, and abolishing of the administrative divisions in those organisational structures.

Article III

All files, records, archives, and holdings relating to the competences of the Ministry of Interior are hereby transferred to the ministry from the governorates of Muscat, Dhofar, and Musandam.

Article IV

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings relating to the offices of walis in the governorates are hereby transferred to the governorates, each within its competence, from the Ministry of Interior, with the exception of the files, records, archives, weapons, cannons, and ammunition, which shall remain the property of the Ministry of Interior.

Article V

The employees of the Ministry of Interior working in the offices of walis shall be transferred with their same financial grades to the governorates each with its competence.

Article VI

The aforementioned Royal Decree 101/2020 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or is in conflict with their provisions.

Article VII

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

Issued on: 16 Dhu Al-Qa 'dah 1443
Corresponding to: 16 June 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1446 issued on 19 June 2022.


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Royal Decree 35/2022 regarding the Governance of the Administration of Judicial Affairs

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Judicial Authority Law promulgated by Royal Decree 90/99,

the Law of the Administrative Court promulgated by Royal Decree 91/99,

the Public Prosecution Law promulgated by Royal Decree 92/99,

the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law promulgated by Royal Decree 29/2002,

Royal Decree 88/2008 regarding the Tribunal of the Conflict of Jurisdiction and Judgments,

Royal Decree 35/2010 Establishing the Higher Judicial Institute,

Royal Decree 25/2011 on the Independence of the Public Prosecution,

Royal Decree 9/2012 regarding the Supreme Judicial Council,

Royal Decree 10/2012 regarding the Governance of the Administration of Judicial Affairs,

Royal Decree 54/2012 Establishing a Secretariat General for the Council of Administrative Affairs for the Judiciary and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and Royal Decree 88/2020 Merging the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Legal Affairs into One Ministry Named the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A council named the “Supreme Judicial Council” is hereby established, it shall enjoy legal personality as well as financial and administrative independence, its headquarters shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and the provisions provided in the attached annex 1 shall apply in regard to it.

Article II

The general structure of the judiciary shall be adopted in accordance with the attached annex 2.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Council of the Administrative Affairs of the Judiciary, the Administrative Court, and the Public Prosecution are hereby transferred to the Supreme Judicial Council.

Article IV

The Members of the Administrative Court shall be transferred with their same grades and employment status to the equivalent judicial positions stipulated in the aforementioned Judicial Authority Law, and the same law shall apply to them in regard to all matters relating to their employment and retirement affairs.

Article V

The employees of the Secretariat General of the Council of Administrative Affairs of the Judiciary, the Administrative Court, and the Public Prosecution shall be transferred to the Supreme Judicial Council with their same financial grades.

Article VI

The Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council shall issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the implementation of the provisions of this decree, and until they are issued the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not conflict with its provisions. The deputy chairman of the council shall undertake all the necessary legal procedures to amend the laws and royal decrees relating to the judiciary in compliance with the provisions of this decree within a period not exceeding a year from the date of the entry into force of this decree, and it is permitted to renew it for one period by the approval of the Sultan.

Article VII

The phrases “Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs” and “Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs” are hereby replaced whenever they occur in the aforementioned Royal Decree 35/2010 and the system attached to it with the phrases “Supreme Judicial Council” and “Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council”.

Article VIII

The phrases “Administrative Court” and “President of the Administrative Court” are hereby replaced wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees with the phrases “Primary Administrative Circuit” or “Appeal Administrative Circuit” and “President of the Primary Administrative Circuit” and “President of the Appeal Administrative Circuit”, as required by the context.

The job titles of the Members of the Administrative Court are also hereby replaced wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees with the positions equivalent to them in the Judicial Authority Law, and the phrase “Law of the Administrative Court” is hereby replaced wherever it occurs in laws and royal decrees with the phrase “Administrative Procedure Law”.

Article IX

The provisions of the aforementioned Law of the Administrative Court are hereby repealed, with the exception of articles 3 to 23 and articles 25 and 107 in regard to judicial fees. In regard to matters not covered by these articles, the provisions of the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law shall apply to administrative disputes including the mechanisms for annulment contestations. The aforementioned Royal Decrees 88/2008, 25/2011, 9/2012, 10/2012, and 54/2012, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached annexes, or in conflict with their provisions, are hereby repealed.

Article X

In exception to the provisions of this decree, the Tribunal of the Conflict of Jurisdiction and Judgments shall continue to examine lawsuits filed before it prior to the promulgation of this decree and until the issuance of their judgments.

Article XI

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

Issued on: 16 Dhu Al-Qa 'dah 1443
Corresponding to: 16 June 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1446 issued on 19 June 2022.


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Royal Decree 32/2022 Amending Some Provisions of Royal Decree 84/2020 regarding the Secretariat General of the Tender Board

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and Royal Decree 84/2020 regarding the Secretariat General of the Tender Board,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Annexes 1 and 2 attached to the aforementioned Royal Decree 84/2020 are hereby replaced with the attached annexes.

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: 6 Dhu Al-Qa'dah 1443
Corresponding to: 6 June 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1445 issued on 12 June 2022.


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Royal Decree 30/2022 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: 29 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to: 30 May 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1444 issued on 5 June 2022.


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Royal Decree 29/2022 Ratifying the Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Maritime Transport between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Maritime Transport between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed in the city of Tehran on 8 December 2019,

and after presentation to Majlis Al-Shura,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The aforementioned agreement is hereby ratified in the form attached.

Article II

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

Issued on: 17 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to: 18 May 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1442 issued on 22 May 2022.


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Royal Decree 27/2022 Establishing the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy and Promulgating Its System

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 2/2013 Establishing the National Defence College and Promulgating Its System,

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

An academy named the “Strategic and Defence Studies Academy” is hereby established. It shall have legal personality, and shall enjoy financial and administrative independence. It shall be subordinate to the Ministry of Defence, and the attached system shall apply to it.

Article II

The headquarters of the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it is permitted to establish branches of it in other governorates by a decision by the board of trustees of the academy.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the National Defence College, the Joint Command and Staff College, and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre are hereby transferred to the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy.

Article IV

The employees of the National Defence College, the Joint Command and Staff College, and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre are hereby transferred to the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy with their same employment status and financial allocations.

Article V

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy shall issue the internal system of the academy and the necessary regulations and decisions for the implementation of the provisions of the attached system, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this decree and the attached system.

Article VI

The aforementioned Royal Decree 2/2013 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or is in conflict with their provisions.

Article VII

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

Issued on: 14 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to: 15 May 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1442 issued on 22 May 2022.


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Royal Decree 25/2022 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: 9 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to:
10 May 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1441 issued on 15 May 2022.


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Royal Decree 24/2022 Ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the United States of America concerning Employment of Spouses of Official Employees

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the United States of America concerning Employment of Spouses of Official Employees signed in the city of Muscat on 18 April 2022,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The aforementioned agreement is hereby ratified in the form attached.

Article II

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

Issued on: 9 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to: 10 May 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

 


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Royal Decree 23/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Law of the Administrative Court

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Law of the Administrative Court promulgated by Royal Decree 91/99,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached amendments to the aforementioned Law of the Administrative Court shall be implemented.

Article II

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached amendments, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article III

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

Issued on: 25 Ramadan 1443
Corresponding to: 27 April 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1440 issued on 8 May 2022.


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