Oman Council establishment was preceded by the promulgation of the Basic Statute of the State (the constitution of the country) by Royal Decree No. (101/96) on November 6, 1996. The fifth chapter of this Statute stipulates Oman Council shall consist of the State Council and the Majlis A’shura. In addition, the Royal Decree No. 86/97 on the establishment of the State Council was issued on December 16, 1997. This law elaborates on all matters related to the Council in terms of competences and powers, conditions of membership, and means of practice.