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Volume I: National Reports 1973

H. M. Al-Baharna


Prior to its independence on 19 June 1961, Kuwait was a protected state in special treaty relations with Great Britain which controlled its foreign relations. As a result of the termination in June 1961 of the 1899 Agreement of Protection with Britain, Kuwait became a fully independent sovereign state. And in May 1963, it became member of the United Nations.

Today, the State of Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy; it…

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Husain M. Al-Baharna, “Kuwait”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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