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The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Article 123 (i) The Special Tribunal (Diwan Khass) may interpret the provisions of any law which have not been interpreted by the courts if so requested by the Prime Minister.
(ii) The Special Tribunal shall consist of the President of the highest Civil Court as chairman, two of its judges and one senior administrative official, who shall be appointed by the Council of Ministers, as members. It shall also include a member delegated by the Minister concerned from among the senior officials of the Ministry which is involved in the needed interpretation.
(iii) * The Special Tribunal shall give its decisions by a majority of votes.
(iv) Decisions given by the Special Tribunal and published in the Official Gazette shall have the force of law.
(v) All other matters concerning the interpretation of laws shall be decided as they arise by the courts of law in the usual course.* As amended in the Official Gazette No. 1380 of 4/5/1958.
(last updated: 08-December-2002)

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