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A Jordanian constitutional expert responds to the speech of Prince Hamzah's mother about the "violation" of the Constitution by the Royal Family Council

A Jordanian constitutional expert responds to the speech of Prince Hamzah’s mother about the “violation” of the Constitution by the Royal Family Council

Amman, Jordan (CNN)– The former rapporteur of the Royal Committee for Amendments to the Jordanian Constitution, Dr. Laith Nasraween, responded to tweets by Queen Noor, the mother of Prince Hamzah, on Sunday, in which she commented on the decisions of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, regarding approval of a recommendation to restrict the emir’s residence and contacts, Through the Royal Family Council, which she said “contradicts” the 1952 constitution, according to legal experts, she said.

Nasraween, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Jordan, said in several tweets that the royal family law is “constitutional” in all intents and purposes within the limits of Jordanian legislation, and that Parliament approved it at the time and was published in the Official Gazette in 1937, after completing all the legal procedures required by it. Legislation process.

Nasrawin indicated that the text of Article 128/2 of the Jordanian Constitution of 1952, keeps all laws, regulations and other legislation in force until they are repealed or amended by another legislation, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, explaining that the absence of any other legislation repealing or amending the Royal Family Law of 1937, means that the law will continue to be in force, and no suspicion of its constitutionality or legality may be raised.

Nasraween said that the Royal Family Council, which was established under the provisions of the law, “does not violate any constitutional text,” and that the council includes in its membership representatives of the constitutional authorities, as it included the current prime minister, the head of the Court of Cassation and the Chief Justice, in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Royal Family Law. Commenting on Queen Noor’s question in her tweets about the representatives in the council, when she said, “The right to representation is the key.”

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Nasrawin went on to state that the role of the family council is embodied in “expressing an opinion” in a case related to the royal family at a royal request, and said that representation is in the event that the council is a judicial authority, and it is not a judicial authority and that its decisions are also not judicial rulings, but rather its role here is to express His opinion on the case of Prince Hamzah.

In the same context, he indicated that the royal message clearly indicated that the head of the family council is “His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein”, and that he was present when he met His Majesty Prince Hamzah in March, and that he listened to what was said about the actions that took place. It was carried out by Prince Hamzah, according to Nasraween.

Nasraween added that the conversation that took place when the Royal Family Council reviewed the matter was taken into account, and was based on documents and evidence before issuing the decision in line with the higher interest of the state, which requires taking precautionary measures to protect it and enhance its internal cohesion.