Some MPs sub­mit pro­posal to curb re­stric­tions on ju­di­ciary

Ac­cept the rul­ings of court ir­re­spec­tively: Al-Subai’e

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: MP Al-Hu­maidhi AlSubai’e af­firmed that calls to im­pose con­trol of the ju­di­ciary ad­min­is­tra­tion on all ad­min­is­tra­tion de­ci­sions with­out ex­emp­tion such as is­sues re­lated to cit­i­zen­ship, ad­min­is­tra­tional de­por­ta­tion and houses of wor­ship are re­garded as an in­di­ca­tion of the con­fi­dence that

the ju­di­cial au­thor­ity of this coun­try has, re­ports Al­jarida daily.

In an in­ter­view, the law­maker re­vealed that he and some other MPs sub­mit­ted a pro­posal to elim­i­nate all re­stric­tions set on the ju­di­cial au­thor­ity on is­sues spec­i­fied in Law No. 20/1981 con­cern­ing es­tab­lish­ment of a tri­bunal to look into ad­min­is­tra­tion dis­putes.

He said such re­stric­tions or rather ex­emp­tions should not ex­ist, as it is a form of vi­o­la­tion of the right of cit­i­zens to re­ceive fair trial.

MP Al-Subai’e asked, “What is the prob­lem in re­sort­ing to the court when a cit­i­zen’s na­tion­al­ity is with­drawn? Why the fear? Is the fear in the Kuwaiti ju­di­ciary?”

How­ever, he was quick to add, “If the gov­ern­ment fears the ju­di­ciary in ex­tend­ing its au­thor­ity on these is­sues, then that is the gov­ern­ment’s prob­lem. This is due to the fact that ar­bi­tra­tion of dis­putes should be re­ferred to the court.”

Refuse

MP Al-Subai’e said, “For the gov­ern­ment to refuse the re­fer­ral of such is­sues to the court means it has no con­fi­dence in the ju­di­ciary sys­tem. How­ever, we ac­cept the rul­ings of the court ir­re­spec­tively, and such rul­ings should be en­forced.”

He asked, “What is the prob­lem if an ex­pa­tri­ate chal­lenges an ad­min­is­tra­tion or­der of de­por­ta­tion in the court? There are ex­pa­tri­ates who have fam­i­lies and busi­nesses they work for as well as in­ter­ests. Why should they be han­dled un­justly in such cases?”

MP Al-Subai’e ex­plained that the court will en­dorse or­ders for ad­min­is­tra­tion de­por­ta­tion if they are is­sued on solid grounds that war­rant such a mea­sure; oth­er­wise it will re­ject such or­ders if there is mis­car­riage of jus­tice.

This also ap­plies on is­sues con­cern­ing houses of wor­ship in which the court cur­rently has no au­thor­ity to look into the ad­min­is­tra­tional de­ci­sions taken in this re­gard; how­ever, ev­ery­one will con­sent the fi­nal court’s de­ci­sions.

MP Al-Subai’e ex­pressed hope that the pro­posal he sub­mit­ted in this re­gard will re­ceive full back­ing from other MPs and it will be en­dorsed.

Pho­tos by Ie­hab Qur­tal

Grade 6 stu­dents of Al-Re­sala Bilin­gual School paid a visit to the Arab Times on April 16. Dur­ing the visit, the stu­dents were ac­quainted with the work­ing of a news­pa­per firm, and de­vel­oped a clear idea about the func­tional units of a print­ing press as...

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