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Status of the Constitution

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﻻ ﻴﺨل ﺘﻁﺒﻴﻕ ﻫﺫﺍ ﺍﻟﻨﻅﺎﻡ ﺒﻤﺎ ﺍﺭﺘﺒﻁﺕ ﺒﻪ ﺍﻟﻤﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﺭﺒﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﺴـﻌﻭﺩﻴﺔ ﻤـﻊ ﺍﻟـﺩﻭل ﻭﺍﻟﻬﻴﺌـﺎﺕ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻨﻅﻤﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﻴﺔ ﻤﻥ ﻤﻌﺎﻫﺩﺍﺕ ﻭﺍﺘﻔﺎﻗﻴﺎﺕ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 81)

Saudi Arabia, English

The implementation of this law shall not violate the treaties and agreements the Kingdom has signed with other countries or with international organizations and institutions. (Basic Law, Art. 81)

Status of the Constitution

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﻴﺴﺘﻤﺩ ﺍﻟﺤﻜﻡ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻤﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﺭﺒﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻌﻭﺩﻴﺔ ﺴﻠﻁﺘﻪ ﻤﻥ ﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﷲ ﺘﻌﺎﻟﻰ ﻭﺴـﻨﺔ ﺭﺴـﻭﻟﻪ ﻭﻫﻤـﺎ ﺍﻟﺤﺎﻜﻤﺎﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻫﺫﺍ ﺍﻟﻨﻅﺎﻡ ﻭﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﺃﻨﻅﻤﺔ ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﺔ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 7)

Saudi Arabia, English

The regime derives its power from the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah which rule over this and all other State Laws. (Basic Law, Art. 7)

Marriage and Family Life

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﺘﺤﺭﺹ ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺘﻭﺜﻴﻕ ﺃﻭﺍﺼﺭ ﺍﻷﺴﺭﺓ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﻔﺎﻅ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻗﻴﻤﻬﺎ ﺍﻟﻌﺭﺒﻴﺔ ﻭﺍﻹﺴـﻼﻤﻴﺔ ﻭﺭﻋﺎﻴـﺔ ﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﺃﻓﺭﺍﺩﻫﺎ ﻭﺘﻭﻓﻴﺭ ﺍﻟﻅﺭﻭﻑ ﺍﻟﻤﻨﺎﺴﺒﺔ ﻟﺘﻨﻤﻴﺔ ﻤﻠﻜﺎﺘﻬﻡ ﻭﻗﺩﺭﺍﺘﻬﻡ. (النظام الأاساسي، المادة 10)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall take great pains to strengthen the bonds which hold the family together and to preserve its Arab and Islamic values. Likewise it is keen on taking good care of all family members and creating proper conditions to help them cultivate their skill and capabilities. (Basic Law, Art. 10)

Marriage and Family Life

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﺘﻜﻔل ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺤﻕ ﺍﻟﻤﻭﺍﻁﻥ ﻭﺃﺴﺭﺘﻪ ﻓﻲ ﺤﺎﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﻁﻭﺍﺭﺉ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﺭﺽ ﻭﺍﻟﻌﺠﺯ ﻭﺍﻟﺸـﻴﺨﻭﺨﺔ. ... (النظام الأساسي، المادة 27)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall guarantee the right of its citizens and their families in an emergency of in case of disease, disability and old age. … (Basic Law, Art. 27)

Marriage and Family Life

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﺍﻷﺴﺭﺓ ﻫﻲ ﻨﻭﺍﺓ ﺍﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ ﺍﻟﺴﻌﻭﺩﻱ. ﻭﻴﺭﺒﻰ ﺃﻓﺭﺍﺩﻫﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺃﺴﺎﺱ ﺍﻟﻌﻘﻴﺩﺓ ﺍﻹﺴﻼﻤﻴﺔ ﻭﻤﺎ ﺘﻘﺘﻀـﻴﻪ ﻤﻥ ﺍﻟﻭﻻﺀ ﻭﺍﻟﻁﺎﻋﺔ لله ﻭﻟﺭﺴﻭﻟﻪ ﻭﻷﻭﻟﻲ ﺍﻷﻤﺭ.. ﻭﺍﺤﺘـﺭﺍﻡ ﺍﻟﻨﻅـﺎﻡ ﻭﺘﻨﻔﻴـﺫﻩ ﻭﺤـﺏ ﺍﻟـﻭﻁﻥ ﻭﺍﻻﻋﺘﺯﺍﺯ ﺒﻪ ﻭﺒﺘﺎﺭﻴﺨﻪ ﺍﻟﻤﺠﻴﺩ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 9)

Saudi Arabia, English

The family is the nucleus of Saudi society. Its members shall be brought up imbued with the Islamic Creed which calls for obedience to God, His Messenger and those of the nation who are charged with authority; for the respect and enforcement of law and order; and for love of the motherland and taking pride in its glorious history. (Basic Law, Art. 9)

Education

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

توفر الدولة التعليم العام وتلتزم بمكافحة الأمية. (النظام الأساسي، المادة، 30)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall provide public education and shall commit itself to the eradication of illiteracy. (Basic Law, Art. 30)

Status of International Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﻻ ﻴﺨل ﺘﻁﺒﻴﻕ ﻫﺫﺍ ﺍﻟﻨﻅﺎﻡ ﺒﻤﺎ ﺍﺭﺘﺒﻁﺕ ﺒﻪ ﺍﻟﻤﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﺭﺒﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﺴـﻌﻭﺩﻴﺔ ﻤـﻊ ﺍﻟـﺩﻭل ﻭﺍﻟﻬﻴﺌـﺎﺕ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻨﻅﻤﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﻴﺔ ﻤﻥ ﻤﻌﺎﻫﺩﺍﺕ ﻭﺍﺘﻔﺎﻗﻴﺎﺕ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 81)

Saudi Arabia, English

The implementation of this law shall not violate the treaties and agreements the Kingdom has signed with other countries or with international organizations and institutions. (Basic Law, Art. 81)

Obligations of the State

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

يتولّى أمير كل منطقة إدارتها، وفقا للسياسة العامة للدّولة، و غيرة من الأنظمة و اللوائح، و عليه بصفة خاصّة،
...
• كفالة حقوق الأفراد و حرياتهم و عدم اتخاذ أي إجراء يمس ّ تلك الحقوق و الحريات، إلا في الحدود المقررة شرعا و نظاما،
... (نظام المناطق، المادّة السابعة)

Saudi Arabia, English

Every emir shall assume the administration of the region according to the general policy of the State in compliance with provisions of this Law and other laws and regulations. In particular, he is expected to do the following:

• Guarantee human rights and freedom, refrain from any action which affects such rights and freedom except within the limits provided by the Sharia and the Law,
… (Law of the Provinces, Art. 7)

Obligations of the State

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

يهدف هذا النظام إلى رفع مستوى العمل الإداري و التنمية في مناطق المملكة، كما يهدف إلى المحافظة على الأمن و النظام، و كفالة حقوق المواطنين و حرياتهم، في إطار الشريعة الإسلامية. (نظام المناطق، المادّة الأولى)

Saudi Arabia, English

The aim of this Law is to improve the standard of the administrative work and the development in the provinces of the Kingdom. It is also aimed at maintaining security and order, and guaranteeing citizens' rights and freedom within the framework of the Sharia. (Law of the Provinces, Art. 1)

Obligations of the State

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

تحمى الدولة حقوق الإنسان وفق الشريعة الإسلامية. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 26)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall protect human rights in accordance with Islamic Shari'ah. (Basic Law, Art. 26)