Hello Twenty Twenty Decree: We Have Turned One!

Just over a year ago, we launched the beta version of Decree to create a definitive English language resource for Omani royal decrees, laws, ministerial decisions, regulations, and treaties. This month, Decree has turned one, and to celebrate this occasion, I thought it would be appropriate to share a progress report that showcases the considerable amount of content we have made available during the course of 2022, as well as mentioning our ambitions for 2023.

As of the date of this post, we have over 150 standalone laws (with their amendments consolidated) available in full-text in English. We also translated essentially every single royal decree issued in the last 6 years (i.e. approximately 500 royal decrees) and since October 2022 we now translate all the ministerial decisions and regulations published in the Official Gazette on a weekly basis. This is in addition to our growing collection of 600+ treaties made available on Decree.

In 2023, we plan on taking Decree to the next level: Decree is now an incorporated company, we have team members dedicated to working on the project full-time, and we have many ideas for new content and features to be added to Decree over the upcoming months.

The first new major feature to be added to Decree in the upcoming months is Decree Intelligence, which will be a new members-only section that will provide short reports and summaries of key laws, wiki-like pages on various aspects of the Omani government and legal system, and other original intelligence content produced by Decree.

We also plan to start a free Decree Newsletter to provide periodic updates to our followers with details of the latest legal instruments published in the Official Gazette. We plan on starting this newsletter soon, and those interested can add their email addresses to our mailing list using this form.

On top of all of this, we will continue to crank out high-quality translations at a rate that is already unprecedented for Oman and work closely with our users to ensure our services are fully aligned with their business needs.

Thank you for using Decree beta and we look forward to serving you as subscribed users of the biggest and most comprehensive database of English translated Omani laws, royal decrees, and ministerial decisions on the internet.