KUWAIT CITY, May 17: The Constitutional Court issued a number of verdicts including dismissal of a petition against the law on granting social allowance for the eighth child of private sector employees, stressing the allowance is for the professionals themselves and not their children.
It also adjourned until Oct 5, 2017 the announcement of judgment on two petitions against the DNA Law by former MP Marzouq Al-Khalifa and Attorney Adel Abdulhadi.
On the other hand, the committee in charge of reviewing petitions submitted to the court accepted the complaint filed by six Court of Appeals judges against the Anti-Corruption Public Authority Law, demanding for its declaration as unconstitutional.
The committee decided to present the complaint for judging on Oct 5, 2017. It accepted as well the complaint filed by Attorney Mona Al-Arbash against the Housing Care Law on grounds that the law prevents Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis from getting a house, flat or loan. She argued the law violates the constitutional principle of equality between male and female citizens and the personal right to choose one’s spouse according to Article 30 of the Constitution.
The committee also decided to continue deliberations on the two complaints concerning the law on foreigners’ ownership of real estate properties and housing care for Kuwaiti women. Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Feminist Society and head of the campaign for supporting Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis Lulwa Al-Mulla thanked the Constitutional Court for paying attention to women’s voice. It is worth mentioning that the campaign includes 11 public benefit associations.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies