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View the latest legislations  in the Kingdom of Bahrain published by the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission during the last 90 days.

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National Action Charter

The National Action Charter  is a political document issued in December 2000; comprising general principals and basic concepts in an aim to determine the current and future courses of action. A public survey was conducted in 14th February 2001 which revealed the approval of the people of Bahrain with a rate of 98.4% as the national charter was considered the peak of the democratic development in Bahrain. His Majesty described it as the ‘The new breakthrough in the history of Bahrain’ seeing that it encompasses many political and economic principles that affirm the openness democratic direction of Bahrain.

The Kingdom of Bahrain celebrates, on the 14th February of every year, the anniversary of the National Action Charter. Such occasion is important to the Bahraini people as it paves the way towards the start of a democratic path in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Kingdom’s issued Constitution , amended on 14th February 2002, on the basis of the National Action Charter  which has been collectively agreed upon by the people of Bahrain within the survey conducted on the same date the previous year and the Emiri Decree No. 17 of 2001 – ratified by the National Charter and based on the Committee Chairman’s proposal of amending certain Constitution provisions formed by Decree No. 5 of 2001. 

Selected Legislations

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Information & eGovernment Authority

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Royal Decree No. 69 of 2007 for establishing and structuring the eGovernment Authority

(PDF, 156KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Royal Decree No. 69 of 2015 for establishing the Information & eGovernment Authority

(PDF, 87.5KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Decree No. (57) for the year 2016 on the subordination and organization of the Information & eGovernment Authority

(PDF, 86.2KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Personal Data Protection

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Law No. (16) of 2014 regarding the Protection of Information and State Documents

(PDF, 141KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. (60) of 2014 regarding IT Crimes

(PDF, 188KB, 10 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. 2 of 2017 for Ratifying the Arab Agreement in Combating IT Crimes

(PDF, 914KB, 31 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. (30) of 2018 regarding Issuing the Law on the Protection of Personal Data

(PDF, 304KB, 40 pages, Arabic only)

Decree of the Prime Minister No. 36 of 2018 regulating the technical requirements for sending, receiving and updating the electronic records and signatures of the public bodies

(PDF, 132KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. (54) for the year 2018 for Issuance of Letters and Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 209KB, 20 pages, Arabic only)

Digital Identity

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Law No. (46) for the year 2006 regarding the Identity Card

(PDF, 90KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Decision No. (1) for the year 2007 regarding the Executive regulations of the Identity Card Law No. (46) of 2006

(PDF, 124KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Decision No. (3) for the year 2008 regarding the provision of additional services for the issuance of the ID card and the fees prescribed therein

(PDF, 40.6KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Decree No. (4) for the year 2010 on amending Decree No. (3) for the year 2008 regarding the provision of additional services for the extraction of identity card and the fees prescribed therein

(PDF, 113KB, 1 page, Arabic only)

Resolution No. (16) for the year 2011 on amending certain provisions of Decree No. (1) for the year 2007 regarding the executive regulations of the Identity Law No. 46 of 2006

(PDF, 124KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Decree No. (1) for the year 2012 on fees for publishing services, publications and electronic services

(PDF, 350KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Decree No. (2) for the year 2012 regarding the use of the Electronic Portal

(PDF, 112KB, 1 page, Arabic only)

Law No. (2) for the year 2013 on the adoption of official Identity Cards issued by the GCC countries

(PDF, 106KB, 1 page, Arabic only)

Law No. (60) of 2014 regarding IT Crimes

(PDF, 188KB, 10 pages, Arabic only)

Decree of the Prime Minister No. 36 of 2018 regulating the technical requirements for sending, receiving and updating the electronic records and signatures of the public bodies

(PDF, 132KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. (54) for the year 2018 for Issuance of Letters and Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 209KB, 20 pages, Arabic only)

Digital Certification / Signature

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Decree Law No. (28) of 2002 regarding Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 610KB, 18 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. (13) of 2006 with respect to amending certain provisions of legislative decree No. 28 of 2002 with respect to Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 63.5KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. (6) of 2012 with respect to amending paragraph (D) section No. (2) of article (2) of legislative decree No. (28) of 2002 with respect to Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 118KB, 1 page, Arabic only)

Law No. (34) of 2017 with respect to amending certain provisions of legislative decree No. 28 of 2002 with respect to Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 111KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Decree of the Prime Minister No. 36 of 2018 regulating the technical requirements for sending, receiving and updating the electronic records and signatures of the public bodies

(PDF, 132KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. (54) for the year 2018 for Issuance of Letters and Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 209KB, 20 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. 55 for the year 2018 of Circulated Electronic Records

(PDF, 149KB, 8 pages, Arabic only)

e-Procurement

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Decree of the Prime Minister No. 36 of 2018 regulating the technical requirements for sending, receiving and updating the electronic records and signatures of the public bodies

(PDF, 132KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. (54) for the year 2018 for Issuance of Letters and Electronic Transactions

(PDF, 209KB, 20 pages, Arabic only)

Publishing Government Expenditures

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Law No. 1 of 1975 on defining a financial year as well as regulations of preparing the public budget and auditing on their implementations and final account

(PDF, 238KB, 8 pages, Arabic only)

Data Interoperability

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Decree Law No. 56 for the year 2018 of Providing Cloud Computing Services to Foreign Parties

(PDF, 108KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Cloud First Policy

(PDF, 893KB, 11 pages)

National Enterprise Architecture Framework (NEAF)

(PDF, 451KB, 22 pages)

Access to Information

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Law Decree No. 47 of 2002 on newspapers, printing and distribution

(PDF, 733KB, 24 pages, Arabic only)

Telecommunication

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Decree Law No. (48) for the year 2002 issuing the Telecommunications Law

(PDF, 1.66MB, 51 pages, Arabic only)

Decision of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's Chairman No. (7) for the year 2017 to issue the regulation fees imposed by the Authority on licenses and other services

(PDF, 738KB, 26 pages, Arabic only)

Decision of the Information and eGovernment Authority's Chief No. (8) of 2017 on the conditions for the type approval of short-range devices

(PDF, 704KB, 29 pages)

Decision of the Information and eGovernment Authority's Chief No. 12 of 2017 on the adoption of the National Frequency Plan

(PDF, 6.98MB, 133 pages, Arabic only)

Decree Law No. (38) of 2017 amending certain provisions of the Telecommunications Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. (48) for the year 2002

(PDF, 104KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Decision of the Information and eGovernment Authority's Chief Executive No. (1) of 2018 regarding regulations of licenses for radio amateurs service

(PDF, 1.27MB, 23 pages, Arabic only)

Decision of the Information and eGovernment Authority's Chief Executive No. 2 of 2018 Regulation of Licenses for private and non-commercial fixed radio links (point-to-point), and the approved appendix for all users of telecommunications services in the Kingdom of Bahrain

(PDF, 2.90MB, 11 pages)

Resolution No. 11 of 2018 On organizing the registration and utilization of domains for Levels Two and Three Within the framework of Domain’s name of the Kingdom of Bahrain

(PDF, 151KB, 10 pages, Arabic only)

Joint Public Notice issued by Telecommunications regulatory No. TOD/0618/005 dated 11 June 2018 on Public Notice on assignment of frequency blocks for the operation of Fixed Wireless Access systems in the band 27.5-29.5 GHz in the Kingdom of Bahrain

(PDF, 225KB, 5 pages)

Decision of Telecommunication regulation authority chairman’s No. (13) for the year 2018 to amend some provisions of the regulation’s fees imposed by the authority on licenses and other services

(PDF, 199KB, 5 pages, Arabic only)

Statistics & Census

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Decree-Law No. (7) for the year 1977 regarding statistics and census

(PDF, 99.6KB, 3 pages, Arabic only)

Decree-Law No. 9 of 1984 Concerning the Central Population Register

(PDF, 216KB, 6 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. (45) for the year 2006 amending certain provisions of Decree Law No. (9) of 1984 regarding the Central Population Register

(PDF, 69.5KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

Traffic

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Law No. 23 of 2014 for issuing the Traffic Law

(PDF, 336KB, 31 pages, Arabic only)

Interior Minister’s Resolution No. 153 of 2015 regarding the Points System of Traffic Contraventions

(PDF, 102KB, 4 pages, Arabic only)

Interior Minister’s Resolution No. 154 of 2015 for issuing the Executive Regulations for Traffic Law issued by No. 23 of 2014

(PDF, 491KB, 94 pages, Arabic only)

Interior Minister’s Resolution No. 160 of 2016 for the Addition of Motorbikes used in off-road of Vehicles within the Traffic Law

(PDF, 118KB, 5 pages, Arabic only)

Security and Protection

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Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister’s Resolution No. 66 of 2014 for issuing the Executive Regulation of Law No. 35 of 2012 regarding Consumer Protection

(PDF, 234KB, 17 pages, Arabic only)

Law No. 17 of 2015 regarding the Protection against Domestic Violence

(PDF, 116KB, 6 pages, Arabic only)

Education

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Resolution No. (99) for the year 2017 issuing the regulations for Student Discipline for all Educational Levels in Public and Private Schools

(PDF, 151KB, 9 pages, Arabic only)

Health

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Resolution No. 40 of 2016 regarding Licenses Validity Period of Health Professionals and Terms of Renewal

(PDF, 92.6KB, 2 pages, Arabic only)

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