The Shura Council Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security discussed a draft law on guaranteeing the right to obtain information which was prepared in light of a proposal by the Representatives Council. It decided to continue studying the draft law in the presence of relevant parties in its next meetings.
This came during the committee's meeting which was chaired by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Ajman, in the presence of Information and Parliament Affairs Minister Isa bin Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, the committee members, representatives from the Defence, Interior and Information and Parliament Affairs Ministries as well as the committee's legal advisor.
The committee also discussed a draft law to annul article 233 bis of the Penal Code which was issues in Decree-law 15 of 1976, accompanying decree number 63 of 2015. It decided to prepare its report on the draft law in preparation for its submission to the Shura Office panel to include it in the agenda of one of the council's next sessions.