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'File 28/14 Labour employed by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, Bahrain' [‎6r] (11/525)

The record is made up of 1 file (258 folios). It was created in 1 Nov 1935-9 Dec 1938. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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(o) if thu plainfcifl is a foroi^jrier and
tho accused a Bahrain subjoct, the
caj^u iu tried in tho Joinu Court
(the Shaikh and the Political
Agent f or one of tho Shaikh^
rolationa and the Indian Assi&tant
sitting together), and
(d) if the plaintiff is a Bahrain subiect
and the accused is a foreigner, tno
case is tried (by arm^goniont vath
the Shailih) in tue Political Agents
Court (instead of the Joint Court}*
5m The law applied in the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. 's Court
is that provided for in tho Bahrain Ordei>in-Uouncil
(v /iiich applies certain Indian Acts to Bahrain) and its
attendant Kings ^ogultxtions. provision is made
for the application of the customary la\7 of Bahrain,
where it does not conflict with the provisions of the
Ordei^in-Oouiioi !•
The law applied in tho Joint Court is Bahrain
oustoaary law, but the Political Ag^nt is naturally
bound by the principles of British justice*
&• In reply to the en^uiiy regarding an individual
case in your paragraph 3, if both parties to a criminal
case or civil suit are British subjects, the matter
is tried (or heard) by the Political Agones Court
(or his subordinate Courts, that is to say, the Court
of the Assistant political Ag^int, who exercises the
powers of a First Class Magistrate and Subordinate .
Judge of the First Class, or of tho Indian Assistant,
who exercisee th* powers of a Svomd Class Magistrate
and Subordinate Judge) according to tho nature of
the case or suit.
7# The publications referred to in question 6
of your letter can be obtained from raost latge booksollers
for/-

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The file contains correspondence between the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) representative, the Adviser to the Governement of Bahrain, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. on the employment of Bahrain, Indian, British and American labour by BAPCO for the construction of the Refinery in Bahrain, and on the working conditions in the BAPCO camps. The file includes draft contracts and correspondence on cases of unlawful emigration from India and Persia to Bahrain and on the working conditions of Indian labour.

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1 file (258 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the file (folios 231-259). The notes refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.

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The main foliation, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 259. There is another foliation sequence, not circled and incomplete.

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