Rent law to be republished
Appeals rejected due to defect in form
The Constitutional Council ruled that it will not look into appeals to review the approved rent law due to a defect in its form.
The President was given 30 days to either approve or disapprove the law following its passage by the Council of Ministers. If the President does not act within this time frame, the law is considered approved.
Appeals should be made by at least ten lawmakers within 15 days from the law’s publishing date. But due to a technical error, the law was published in the Official Gazette one day before the deadline. This has revoked the appeals and rendered the Constitutional Council unable to look into the case.
Lawyer Charbel Cherfane said: “The Council of Ministers does not have to reconvene to pass the law again. But the law has to be republished in the Official Gazette.” Lawmakers will be given 15 days to present an appeal.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Jun 17, 2014