Kuwait- Constitutionality Test For Segregation Law

(MENAFN- Arab Times) The Constitutional Court has adjourned to September 16 the challenge submitted by Lawyer Hussain Al-Asfour on the constitutionality of the segregation law, which is applied in the educational institutions in Kuwait.

Lawyer Al-Asfour clarified that he submitted the challenge to the Constitutional Court to determine if the segregation law is constitutional or not, affirming, "If we do not deal with this law, it will turn the public opinion into a continuous argument in this regard, which was why we decided to challenge the constitutionality of the law". He revealed that the Constitutional Court did not allow individuals to file cases directly with it for last two decades.

However, due to changes in the relevant laws, every individual now has the right to file cases directly with the Constitutional Court after paying KD 5,000 as fees. Lawyer Al-Asfour stressed that the cancellation of the segregation law will help the country save about $2 billion, which is the cost of constructing new buildings in Sabah Al- Salem Educational City for segregating male and female students.

He pointed out the fact that Kuwait University is now one university in one campus but Sabah Al-Salem Educational City will have separate buildings for male and female students in each college, which however will cost a lot of money from the public funds for construction and maintenance. When asked if there is an alternative judicial step he will take in case the court affirms the constitutionality of the law, Lawyer Al-Asfour said he will respectively abide by the verdict of the Constitutional Court, adding, "We are eagerly waiting for the verdict".

Arab Times

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