DAMASCUS, SANA_ President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued the legislative decree No. 35 for the year 2012 stipulating for the formation of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC).
According to the decree , the court consists of seven members, one of them shall be named president in a decree passed by the President of the Republic. The duration of membership of the SCC shall be four years renewable.
The decree sets the conditions required of each member and the specializations of the court.
The Supreme Constitutional Court is an independent judicial body and based in Damascus. It issues its judgments on behalf of the Arab people in Syria.
The president of the Court and its members take an oath before the President in the presence of the People's Assembly Speaker.