Saudi Arabia: The Basic Law of Governance
|Saudi Arabia: The Basic Law of Governance|
| Date of adoption
|1 March 1992|
| Entry into force
|1 January 1993|
|Text versions|| Arabic
|Migration-relevant provisions can be found in the following Articles of the Constitution:
Art. 36 – “The State shall provide security for all citizens and residents on its territories. No-one may be confined, arrested or imprisoned without reference to the Law.”
Art. 41 requires residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to abide by its laws, observe the values of the Saudi community and respect Saudi traditions and feelings.
Art. 42 allows for granting political asylum provided that it is in the public interest.
Art. 43 stipulates that Councils held by the King and the Crown Prince is to be open for all citizens and anyone else who may have a complaint or grievance.
Art. 47 – “All people, whether citizens or residents of the Kingdom, are entitled to file suit on an equal basis.”