(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Dec 10 (KUNA) -- Higher courts back up the constitution and protect the people while keeping auhtority intact, Kuwait's Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Falah Al-Azab said on Sunday.
Addressing a Kuwait Lawyers Association-hosted conference over the role of constitutional courts, Al-Azab spoke of his country's eagerness to ameliorate the constitutional system.
He pointed out that Kuwait should learn a thing or two from nations with ultra-developed constitutional systems.
Meanwhile, Haila Al-Mukaimi, the head of the conference's organizing committee, said that Kuwait's constitutional system is thriving by virtue of recent legislative amendments, where individual rights take precedence over constitutional law.
She added that the conference brings together a bevy of experts to discuss a number of studies over constitutional courts in the Arab region. (end) amn.nam