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'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [‎105r] (209/544)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (270 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1924-23 Mar 1924. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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The articleb on which agreement hat been re .ched in
regard to the demands put forward by Kejd.
Ar icl^ 1.
(l) ch of the two contracting Governmente acknowledge
that raidfc by tribesmen residing within their territory
against the boundary of the other Government ie si cri- e
which Bhall bo dealt with severely and that the Shaikh
of the trib , guilty of such a crime, shall e held
reepons xble.
Article 2.
Tor the establishment ol such a crime and fixing of
amount of compensation a special tribunal shall be
instituted to sit, at regular interv Is, to consider
the question of raids. This Court will be composed of-
ll) A representative of the tribes of Iraq to be
appointed by the Government of Iraq and acceptable
to the Government of ^ejd.
(2) A representative from the tribes of JSejd to be
selected by the Government of Nejd and approved by
Government of Iraq.
(3) An arbitrator to be appointed in each particular
case from the defendant’s tribe.
iht- decision oi the majority shall be final.
Article 3. After arguments and the establishment of the
necessary degree of proof establishing the crime and
tne extent of prop r^y lost and/or taken and the
approval of the Government to this, arbitration, then
the Government ,to whom the defendant tribe is subject,
shall compel the guilty party o return the property
taken according to tribal custom and shall punish the
crime as laid down in article one.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the 1923-24 Kuwait Conference to arbitrate the Najd-Transjordan and Najd-Hijaz boundaries. The main topics discussed include the following:

  • the Kuwait Conference: adjournment, 1924;
  • further negotiations.

The discussion in the volume relates to the minutes of the sessions (3rd to 12th) and the exhortations of the President of the conference, Stuart George Knox, to the delegates not to take hardened negotiating positions. Topics discussed in the correspondence also include: Ibn Sa'ud's health, flags and badges and raising of armed forces. An index to the volume is given in folio 269.

The principal correspondents in the volume include: the Secretary of State for Colonies, London; 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. , Stuart George Knox; the High Commissioner, Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Jerusalem; 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. , Kuwait; 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. , Bahrain.

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1 volume (270 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 272; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 3-269, and ff 163-261; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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