December 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 5 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

New Embassies

A royal decree was issued this month to establish an Omani embassy in Switzerland.

Projects

Royal Decrees No 47/2017, 48/2017, 49/2017, and 50/2017 ratified a variety of oil exploration related agreements.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,137 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2604 to 2639 in December.

 

October 2017 Report

His Majesty did not issue any royal decrees in the month of October, therefore, there are no royal decrees to summarise for this month.

Website Update

Currently, there are 4,131 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2457 to 2604 in October.

September 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 3 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

Appointments

The 3 royal decrees that were issued in September related to appointments. His Majesty restructured the membership of the board of the Central Bank of Oman, and appointed a new Deputy to the Chairman of CBO and a new CEO of CBO.

Website Progress Update

Currently, there are 4,131 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2429 to 2457 in July.

August 2017 Report

The month of September was a relatively slow month on Qanoon.om as His Majesty did not issue any royal decrees during this month.

Website progress update

Currently, there are 4,125 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2029 to 2429 in August.

July 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 9 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

LAWS

Two laws were issued this month: the first is the GCC Trade Mark Law which replaces the old trade mark provisions in the Industrial Property Law, and the second is the Veterinary Products Law, which is a brand new law for Oman, but like the Trade Mark Law, it is a GCC initiative.

International Treaties

Two international law instruments were ratified this month: the first is the Protocol Amending the TRIPS Agreement, and the second is the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation.

PROJECTS

Public benefit status was granted to the project to create a protection dam against flooding in Wadi Adai.

APPOINTMENTS

A royal decree appointed Saleh bin Salim bin Hamood Al Rahbi as a Secretary-General for the Office of the His Majesty’s Advisor, and another appointed several diplomats.

NATIONALITY

The last two remaining royal decrees granted Omani nationality to a number of individuals.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,125 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 1682 to 2029 in July.

June 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 9 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

Laws

Two laws were issued this month: the first is the Animal Welfare Law which is a brand new piece of legislation, and the second is the Law Regulating Veterinary Professions which replaces the old law on the same subject from 1996. Both of these laws are issued in response to decisions made by Supreme Council of the GCC.

Government Administration

A royal decree established the Agricultural and Fisheries Development Fund as a brand new government entity. The details of the responsibilities of this fund are not public until the full text of the royal decree is published next Sunday.

Projects

Public benefit status was granted to two projects: the first is for the fourth phase (first bundle) of the railway project between Haima and Thamrait, and the second is for upgrading the road between Rusail and Nizwa.

AppointmentS

A royal decree appointed Abdullah bin Shuwain bin Amer Al-Hosni as the Chairman of the Omani Human Rights Commission, and another one appointed new judges to the Supreme Court.

Nationality

The last two remaining royal decrees granted and reinstated Omani nationality to a number of individuals.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,117 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format remains at 1682 – the same as the month of May.

April 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 4 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

A royal decree established a Omani embassy in Ethiopia.

International treaties

Two treaties were ratified this month, the first is a bilateral investment treaty with Japan and the second is a visa exemption treaty with Cyprus.

NATIONALITY

A royal decree was issued this month to grant the Omani nationality to several people.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,107 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 1305 to 1525 in April.