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  1. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sultani Decree No. 100/2004 amending certain provisions of the Pensions and After-Retirement Bonuses to Employees of the Ministry of Defense and the Sultan Armed Forces.

    Adoption: 2004-09-26 | OMN-2004-R-78220

    Para 2 and 3 from Article 5 are amended to include any additional time the employee have spent working in a government position or private post to his pension fund.

  2. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service Council Decision No. 11/2004 to Exempt non-Omani Women Employees holding the posts of Dentists and Pharmacists from some Government Housing Rules.

    Adoption: 2004-08-25 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-15 | OMN-2004-R-78103

    Provides an exemption form Para. 27, article 11 from annex No. 7 of the Regulations of the Civil Service Act so that non-Omani women employees holding the posts of Dentists and Pharmacists are allowed family housing upon appointment.

  3. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment & Water Resources Regulation on Controlling Air Pollutants (MD118/2004). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2004-08-07 | OMN-2004-R-83519

    Provides for the prevention of pollution from direct or indirect emissions of toxic and hazardous gases and particulates.

  4. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sultani Decree No. 76/2004 on Determining the Terms of Reference of the Ministry of Manpower and the Adoption of Organizational Structure.

    Adoption: 2004-07-13 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-17 | OMN-2004-R-78101

    The terms of reference of the Ministry of Manpower are determined according to Annex No. 1, and the structural organization is according to Annex No. 2. Provides that the general policy of the Ministry is to be in line with the economic and social policy of the state.

  5. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 189 of 2004 concerning the rules and conditions on the employment of domestic workers. (قرار وزاري رقم 189 لسنة 2004 بشأن قواعد وشروط العمل الخاصة بالمستخدمين بالمنازل)

    Adoption: 2004-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-16 | OMN-2004-R-106512

    Regulates the rules and conditions concerning domestic workers employment.

  6. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Manpower Order No. 145/2004 on the training and terms of reference of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee.

    Adoption: 2004-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-24 | OMN-2004-R-78799

    Establishes Occupational Safety and Health Committee. The Committee is to prepare a national plan for occupational and health safety; investigate major work accidents and finding preventive measures; coordinate between different government programs and the private sector in the field of occupational safety and health; provide information to employers on the importance of occupational safety and health.
    Also sets the conditions and schedules of work of the Committee and its functions.

  7. Oman - - Law, Act

    The Ministry of Manpower Decree No. 95/2004 concerning Employement in the Private Sector.

    Adoption: 2004-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-05 | OMN-2004-L-78857

    Provides for conditions for employing unemployed citizens in the private sector.

  8. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decesion No. 5/2004 amending articles of Ministerial Decision No. 6/2002 on the System Training and Rehabilitation of Disabled Employees at the Ministry.

    Adoption: 2004-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-15 | OMN-2004-R-78221

    Article 2 of Ministerial Decision No. 6/2002 concerning the composition of the Committee and its Terms of Reference are amended.

  9. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Legal Affairs Decree No. 2/2004 amending some provisions of Ministerial Decision No. 6/2002 on System Training and Rehabilitation of Disabled Employees at the Ministry.

    Adoption: 2004-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2004-02-07 | OMN-2004-R-78248

    The word "three" in Article 3 of the Decree No. 6/2002 is replaced with the word "two".

  10. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service Council Resolution No. 1/2004 to Add an Article to the Executive Regulations of the Civil Service Law.

    Adoption: 2004-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-01 | OMN-2004-R-78257

    Article 17 is added to the Executive Regulations of the Civil Service Law.

  11. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Ministry of Manpower Order No. 38/2003 related to the establishment of a Committee in charge of undertaking a study on occupational health and safety conditions of workers as well as vulnerable groups - women, youth and minors.

    Adoption: 2003-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2003-12-22 | OMN-2003-R-78808

    Establishes a Committee whose function is to undertake research on working conditions relating to: health and safety; women, youth and minors; and termination of contracts due to sickness or disability. The study will serve to reform the Labour Code.

  12. Oman - - Law, Act

    Omani Labour Code of 26 April 2003. - Code in Arabic Unofficial English translation English Translation

    Adoption: 2003-04-26 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-03 | OMN-2003-L-67540

    Part I: Definitions and general provisions
    Chapter 1: Definitions (Section 1)
    Chapter 2: General and transitory provisions (sections 2-10)
    Part II: Employment of citizens and employment of foreigners (sections 11-20)
    Part III: Labour contract (sections 21-48)
    Part IV: Wages, leave and working time
    Chapter 1: Wages (sections 49-60)
    Chapter 2: Leave (sections 61-67)
    Chapter 3: Working time (sections 68-74)
    Part V: Employment of young persons and women
    Chapter 1: Employment of young persons (sections 75-79)
    Chapter 2: Employment of women (sections 80-86)
    Part VI: Occupational safety (sections 87-90)
    Part VII: Employment of workers in mines (sections 91-103)
    Part VIII: Labour disputes (sections 104-107)
    Part IX: Representative committees (sections 108-110)
    Part X: Sanctions (sections 111-122)

    The new Labour Code was issued by Royal Decree No. 35/2003, which abrogates the previous Labour Code issued by Royal Decree No. 34/1973.


  13. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Manpower, Royal Decree No. 35/2003 on the Promulgation of the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2003-04-23 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-23 | OMN-2003-R-78809

    Promulgation of Labour Code:
    Part three - Labour Contracts
    Part Five - Employment of Women and of Youth
    Part Six - Employment Security
    Par Eight - Work Conflicts

  14. Oman - - Law, Act

    Royal Decree No. 41/2002 amending the Civil Societies Law.

    Adoption: 2002-04-23 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-23 | OMN-2002-L-62676

    Decree providing for the addition of a new article to the Civil Societies Act No. 14 of 2000. The new Article 5 ter (1) states that "the provisions of this Law shall apply to societies established by foreign communities without prejudice to regulations issued by the Minister thereon."

  15. Oman - - Law, Act

    Law on Environment Protection and Combating Pollution. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2001-11-14 | OMN-2001-L-83513

    This Law consists of 3 Chapters divided into 37 articles. Definitions and general provisions (I); Rules and fundamental principles for safeguarding Oman's environment (II); Penalties (III). The Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources shall have the competence to represent the Sultanate of Oman in negotiating for regional and international environmental agreements (art. 1). The Ministry shall pursue the diffusion of education, knowledge, cultural and environmental consciousness (art. 6). All sites or work-stations shall have a safe zone for pollution control (art. 14). The Ministry shall take the necessary measures for the control and monitoring of environment systems (art. 17). Every owner of a nuclear station or establishment operating with radioactive materials shall obtain a previous authorization from the Ministry (art. 18). The Ministry may authorize the commerce or use of hazardous waste (art. 19). The Ministry, in cooperation with the competent authorities, shall take necessary measures for the protection of the soil and for the fight against desertification (art. 21). The drainage of any material in the sea may be authorized by the Ministry (art. 22). It shall be prohibited for ships to drain oil in the sea or in internal waters (art. 24). Authorities in charge of the exploitation of natural resources shall fix standards for better exploitation (art. 27). Any authority interested in the preparation of development policies and in land use shall cooperate with the Ministry on pollution control (art. 29).

  16. Oman - - Law, Act

    Royal Decree No 29/2001 promulgating the Statistical Law. - Decree on-line in English

    Adoption: 2001-04-07 | OMN-2001-L-83511

    Provides for the conducting of a population census every 10 years. Also provides that Government units may gather and publish the statistical data that falls within the jurisdiction of each of these units (article 4).

  17. Oman - - International agreement

    President of the Republic of Egypt Decree No. 222/1999 on the Approval of an Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Manpower between the Governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Yemen, signed in Sana on 12 December 1997.

    Adoption: 1999-07-06 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-12 | INT-1999-IA-78582

    Agreement of Cooperation in the Field of Manpower Between the Governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Yemen, signed in Sana on 12 December 1997, with Reservations on the Ratification.

  18. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    President of the Republic of Egypt Decree No. 222/1999 on the Approval of a Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Social Affairs between the Governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Yemen, signed in Sana on 12 December 1997.

    Adoption: 1999-07-06 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-06 | INT-1999-IA-78583

    Agreement of Cooperation in the Field of Social affairs Between the Governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Yemen, signed in Sana on 12 December 1997, with Reservations on the Ratification.

  19. Oman - - Law, Act

    Sultan's Decree No. 48 of 26 July 1998 promulgating the Prisons Act.

    Adoption: 1998-07-26 | OMN-1998-L-77111

    Chapter I - Definitions and General Provisions
    Chapter II - Accepting Prisoners and Detainees
    Chapter III - Labour and Wages
    Chapter IV - Education and Culture
    Chapter V - Medical and Social Care
    Chapter VI - Visits and Correspondence
    Chapter VII - Discipline
    Chapter VIII - Release
    Chapter IX - Organization and Administration
    Chapter X - Sanctions

  20. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree 86/97 On the Formation of the Council of Oman. - Decree on-line in English

    Adoption: 1997-12-16 | OMN-1997-R-83508

    Establishes the Council of Oman in order to encourage participation in view in a way that leads to the exploitation of the expertise of scholars and specialists and contribute to the implementation of the comprehensive development strategy and serve the public interest. Royal Decree No. 94/91 and 98/91 are repealed as are any other laws and regulations that may contradict with this Decree or its provisions. Also contains in the Annex the The Rules of Establishment of the State Council and Majlis A'Shura.

  21. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree 88/97 Internal Regulations of Majlis A'shura and its amendments. - Decree on-line in English

    Adoption: 1997-12-16 | OMN-1997-R-83510

    Provides for the internal rules for the Majlis A'shura including its formation, membership, duties, powers and responsibilities. Repeals Royal Decree No. 97/91.

  22. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation for the registration of the hazardous chemical materials and relative licences. - Regulation in Arabic

    Adoption: 1997-07-06 | OMN-1997-R-83514

    This Regulation is composed of 7 articles and 2 Annexes. Article 1 deals with terms and definitions. Any juridical or physical person intend to trade with hazardous chemical materials (importation, exportation, fabrication, transportation, storage, circulation, use and treatment) shall register this materials at the Ministry for obtaining the Environmental licence) after paying the fixed fees (art. 2). The Ministry shall keep a list of all hazardous chemical materials (art. 3). Who trade with these materials shall keep a valid environmental licence with a chemical security data (art. 4). Officers charged by a resolution of the Minister shall inspect any activity related to hazardous chemical materials and carry out the necessary experiments to insure the compatibility with this Regulation (art. 6). Article 7 contains offences and penalties. Hazardous requirements and prescriptions are given in Annex I. Chemical security data is dealt with in Annex II.

  23. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations for control and management of radioactive materials MD 249/97. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | OMN-1997-R-97662

  24. Oman - - Constitution

    Basic Statute of the State (Sultani Decree No. 101 of 1996). - The Basic Law (in English) Basic Law in English

    Adoption: 1996-11-06 | OMN-1996-C-47392

    Chapter I: State and System of Government. The basis for law shall be Islamic Sharia and the system of government shall be a sultanate. Chapter II: the Principles Guiding the State's Policy. There shall be a free economy, and the state shall provide for assistance in case of sicknees, old age or disability. Chapter III: Public Rights and Duties. Prohibits discrimination on the ground of gender, origin, colour, language, religion, and social status. Guarantees personal freedom, freedom from torture, freedom of expression, association and religion within the limits of the law. Prohibits forming of societies which are "adverse to the order of society." Chapter IV: Head of State, Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Chapter V: Oman Council Chapter VI: The Judiciary Chapter VII: General Provisions.

  25. Oman - - Law, Act

    Royal Decree No. 46/95 Issuing the Law on Handling and Use of Chemicals. - Decree on-line in English Decree on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1995-09-18 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-01 | OMN-1995-L-83512

    Provides for the safe manufacture, import, export, transport, storage, handling, and use of any chemical. Provides that a Permanent Committee for Chemicals shall be set up by a Decision from the Minister, under the chairmanship of the Undersecretary for Environment Affairs and members at the level of Director General from Royal Oman Police, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Environment, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Water Resources, Sultan Qaboos University, and any other agency defined by the Minister.

  26. Oman - - Law, Act

    Foreign Capital Investment Law (Royal Decree No. 102/94).

    Adoption: 1994-10-16 | OMN-1994-L-42164

    Sets conditions for the granting of licenses by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to non-Omanis in order to participate in Omani companies. With certain exceptions, the foreign share of an Omani company shall be less than 49 per cent. The granting of licenses is also subject to environment, health, safety and other standards (s. 7).

  27. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation for noise pollution control in places of work. - Regulation in Arabic

    Adoption: 1994-03-20 | OMN-1994-R-83515

    This Regulation is composed of 15 articles. Terms and definition (art. 1). Employers before buying new machines, equipment and instruments must consider the information concerning the, emission of noise from these equipments, level of noise in the function place and acoustic power level (art. 2). Employers shall communicate to the Ministry the aforementioned information to assure the compatibility with the provisions of this Regulation (art. 3). Article 4 defines the level noise in the place of work which shall 85 decibels. Employers shall provide suitable instruments for hearing protection (art. 8). Employers shall give the technical information and instruction concerning the acoustic press ion level and maximum of acoustic pressure (art. 14).

  28. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation for the Management of Hazardous Waste. - Regulation in Arabic Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1993-02-02 | OMN-1993-R-83516

    his Regulation is composed of 16 articles. Terms and definitions are given in article 1. The application submitted for the hazardous waste licence shall be compatible with the standard format developed by the Ministry (art. 2). Every holder of a NEO (environmental authorization certificate) or licence, previously issued according to the Law of environmental conservation and pollution prevention, shall have to to submit an application to the Ministry to obtain a Hazardous Waste Licence within 3 months from the date of entry into force of this Regulation (art. 3). Every hazardous waste generator shall complete a consignment note for each category of hazardous waste (art. 5). Hazardous waste or its components may be recycled according to this Regulation (art. 7). Hazardous waste shall be stored in an authorized deposit (art. 8). Hazardous waste shall be collected, handled, stored, disposed of and transported by transporters authorized by the Ministry (art. 9). The owners of sites for the pre-treatment of hazardous waste shall apply to the Ministry to obtain a previous licence (art. 12). The owners of sites for hazardous waste landfill shall apply to the Ministry to obtain an authorization (art. 13). The Officers nominated by a resolution of the Minister may carry out the inspection without a previous notification (art. 14). Importation or exportation of hazardous waste shall be carried out upon an authorization of the Minister (art. 15). It shall be necessary to obtain an approval of the Ministry of Public Health before issuing any licence concerning the aforementioned subjects (art. 16).

  29. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation for the management of solid non-hazardous waste (Resolution No. 17 of 1993). - Regulation in Arabic Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1993-02-02 | OMN-1993-R-83517

    This Regulation is composed of 19 articles. Terms and definitions are given in article 1. Occupants of premises used for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural or other purposes shall store or dispose of solid non-hazardous waste (art. 2). The Concerned Authority shall establish a suitable system for the collection, storage and transportation of all solid non-hazardous waste (art. 3). Occupants or users of residential sites shall deliver the entire waste produced from the use of this site to the system established for the collection of such waste (art. 4). The user of commercial, industrial, agricultural or any other sites, which produce solid non-hazardous waste except domestic waste, shall collect this waste and transport it in a safe manner to a site established by the Concerned Authority (art. 5). The Concerned Authority shall establish the number of waste containers in the collection system area (art. 6). According to the request of the applicant, the Ministry shall issue a licence for the establishment of solid non-hazardous waste treatment facilities and sanitary landfills (art. 7). The Concerned Authority shall inspect the sites to ensure the environmental protection (art. 8). The operators of solid non-hazardous waste treatment facilities and sanitary landfills shall keep such records of daily operation (art. 10). No solid non-hazardous waste shall be mixed with any category of hazardous waste at any time (art. 13). The Concerned Authority shall prepare an EIA for each sanitary landfill or dumping site as established by the Ministry (art. 14). The Concerned Authority shall prepare a master plan for the collection, storage, transportation, treatment of solid non-hazardous waste for 15 years (art. 15). Importation of solid non-hazardous waste shall be prohibited unless previously authorized by the Ministry (art. 18).

  30. Oman - - Law, Act

    Sultan's Decree No. 35 of 1990 promulgating the Police Act.

    Adoption: 1990 | OMN-1990-L-77178

    BOOK ONE - Composition of the Sultanate of Oman's Police and its mandate

    BOOK TWO - Service within the police department
    Chapter I - Appointment and reports on promotion
    Chapter II - Salaries, allowances, bonuses and benefits
    Chapter III - Transfer, secondment and missions
    Chapter IV - Holidays
    Chapter V - Mandate and duties of policemen
    Chapter VI - Crimes and discipline
    Chapter VII - Military courts
    Chapter VIII - Provisional retirement
    Chapter IX - End of service

    BOOK THREE - General and final provisions
    Chapter I - Welfare
    Chapter II - Retirement benefits
    Chapter III - Police schools and colleges
    Chapter IV - Regulations
    Chapter V - Orders
    Chapter VI - Service for non-Omani citizens
    Chapter VII - Fees

  31. Oman - - International agreement

    Décret no 87-146 portant publication de l'accord de coopération économique et industrielle entre le gouvernement de la République française et le gouvernement du Sultanat d'Oman, signé le 19 décembre 1982. Fait à Mascate.

    Adoption: 1987-03-02 | INT-1987-IA-3215

    La coopération porte notamment sur les secteurs suivants : infrastructures, industries minières, énergie et eau, construction, industries de transformation, agriculture et pêcheries, activités de services. Le texte de l'accord est joint en annexe. L'accord est entré en vigueur le 30 oct. 1983.

  32. Oman - - Law, Act

    Social Security Law (Sultani Decree No. 87/84). (قانون الضمان الاجتماعي ) - Ministry of Social Development

    Adoption: 1984-11-03 | OMN-1984-L-85967

    Part I - Definitions
    Part II - Pensions and Benefits
    Part III - Application Procedures for Pensions and Benefits
    Part IV - Vocational Rehabilitation - the Role of Social Welfare
    Part V - General Provisions

  33. Oman - - Law, Act

    Royal Decree No. 35 of 1981 issuing the Maritime Act. - Decree on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1981-04-15 | OMN-1981-L-83518

    This Act consists of 7 Books divided into 392 articles: on the board of the ship (I); ship's personnel (II); regulation of marine activities (III); supplying debts (IV); exploitation of the ship (V); marine accidents (VI); marine insurance (VII). This Act shall apply to all maritime navigation except for military ships or ships operating for public interests. Actions concerning the establishment, transfer or devolution of ownership rights on the board of ships shall be carried out by a formal letter or by a definitive sentence (art. 18). Book I also includes provisions on: ship's documents; inspection on ships; ownership of ships; registration of ships; registration and revocation of rights related to ships; ships' owners and suppliers of equipment. Book III contains provisions on marine activity contracts, and on sailor and supplier duties. Provisions of Book IV include: marine loans for exploitation; marine privileges; marine pawns; confiscation of ships; precautionary confiscation; executive confiscation. Book V addresses matters related to the lease of ships, marine transport contracts, transport of goods and transport of persons.

  34. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 10 of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, respecting the participation of the Ministry in the cost of vocational training.

    Adoption: 1978-11-20 | OMN-1978-R-12911

  35. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sultan's Decree on Social Security. No. 61.

    Adoption: 1977 | OMN-1977-R-13283

  36. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sultan's Decree on the establishment of the Port Services Corporations (No. 46 of 1976).

    Adoption: 1976-11-17 | OMN-1976-R-59393

    Makes provision for the establishment of the Port Services Corporation for the management of Port Quaboos. Government participation in the Corporation is set at 60 .

  37. Oman - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Law governing Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Sultani Decree No. 40 of 1976).

    Adoption: 1976 | OMN-1976-R-49058

    Provides for employment accident benefit. Excluded from coverage are civil servants, casual employees, external employees, domestic servants, agricultural workers, and employees of small businesses.

  38. Oman - - Law, Act

    Oman Labour Law 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-11-15 | OMN-1973-L-59649

    Comprehensive legislation covering various labour issues. Does not apply to members of the armed forces, police, government and municipalities, nor to persons in the employer's family living with and dependent upon him, nor to workers in simple occupations and domestic servants. Chapter II provides for control of employment of workers, and of foreigner's work. Chapter III deals with vocational training; Chapter IV with labour contracts. Chapter V regulates wages, leave, and hours of work. Chapter VI deals with employment of children, juveniles and women, Chapter VII with occupational safety, Chapter VIII with labour disputes, and finally, Chapter XI with offences.

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