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Constitution of Algeria – 10: The Consultative Institutions

CHAPTER TWO 
THE CONSULTATIVE INSTITUTIONS

Article 171
A High Islamic Council shall be established under the auspices of the President of the Republic in order to:

  • encourage and promote ijtihad;
  • to provide its opinion on the matters submitted to it with regard to the religious rules;
  • to present a periodic report of its activity to the President of the Republic.

Article 172
The High Islamic Council shall be composed of fifteen (15) members, including the President, who shall be selected by the President of the Republic from among the national elites in the different sciences.

Article 173
A High Council of Security shall be established under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic. This body shall have the task of providing advice to the President on all questions relating to national security. The modalities of the organization and functioning of the High Council of Security shall be determined by the President of the Republic.

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