A constitutional political adventure that contradicts the principle of separation of powers and the integrity of the judiciary

The assistant professor of law at the Kuwait International Law School, Dr. Al-Khatib declared that the involvement of the government and the National Assembly with members of the country's high judicial officials in the formation of the Constitutional Court is a proposal that must be dealt with with caution, although it is permissible. According to the explanatory memorandum to Article 173 of the Constitution and the minutes of the Constituent Assembly No. 22, which discussed the aforementioned article and dealt with the extent of The importance of the Special Constitutional Court, whose formation and procedures take into account the sensitive nature of the constitutional oversight mission.

Al-Khatib said that according to the explanatory memorandum, the composition should be mostly from the judiciary, with the presence of a representative of the Council of Ministers, such as the Minister of Justice, for example. However, the new proposal expanded to include representatives from outside the cabinet. This approach, in addition to its contradiction with the text, raises suspicions of interference in the course of justice. the independence of the judiciary,


And the rulings of the judiciary must be obeyed by others according to the apparent meaning of the constitution without inclination to the whims of politicians and their positions, which sometimes tend to satisfy their voter base, which leads to the possibility of violating rights and Freedoms and the imposition of certain ideologies or unilateral religious trends in accordance with the majority's orientation contrary to the direction of the constitution and all its articles. He pointed out that the proposed amendment contradicts the explicit structure of the organization of the Special Court, as it is ambiguous with regard to the procedure for selecting a list of candidates from outside the Council before the secret ballot process, as well as Its language is flawed and is considered a constitutional political adventure that contradicts the principle of separation of powers, the integrity of the judiciary and the will of the constitutional legislator. Members should pay attention to the legislative priorities related to the needs of the people, achieving development progress, prosperity, and combating corruption.