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Saudi Arabia
(4,755 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1988

Ahmed Zaki Yamani1

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al-mamlaka al-‘arabīya as-saūdīya) is a hereditary monarchy. Succession to the throne is the prerogative of the sons of the late King ‛Abd-al-‛Azīz Ibn-Sa‛ūd in order of seniority (although there have been exceptions to …

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Ahmed Zaki Yamani, “Saudi Arabia”, 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 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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