The Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission is an independent body of a judicial nature, was established in 1970, and it has gone through several stages of development, until its full independency from the executive authority and enhance its judicial nature.
The Commission has three main functions since its establishment until now, which are, issuing legal opinions, drafting legislation, and reviewing contracts, as stated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Upon the Supreme Royal Decree, the Directorate of Election and Referendum has engaged with the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission in 2007, in order to ensure that the electoral process is completely independent. Since then, the Commission has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that the electoral process at all stages held in a neutral and transparent environment.
The parliamentary and municipal elections in the Kingdom of Bahrain held under full supervision and administration of the judiciary authority to guarantee fair and independent elections.
The Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission cooperates with the judiciary in organizing the elections by providing the administrative and logistical preparations for the elections, which enhances the neutrality, integrity and independence of the electoral process.