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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎4r] (7/635)

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The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. 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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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT.
NOTIFICATIONS.
New Delhi, the 17th April 1939.
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No. 71-N. —The following Order of His Majesty in Council is published
for general information : —
AT THE COUItf AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
The 9th day of March, 1939
Present
THE KING’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.
VV here as by Treaty, capitulation, grant, usage, sufferance, and other
lawful means His Majesty the King has jurisdiction within the territories
of the Sheikh of Qatar:
THERE! OKE, His Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the
powers in this behalf by the Foreign Jurisdiction Acts, 1890 and 1913,(»)
or otherwise in His Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of
His Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows: —
Part I.—^Preliminary and General.
Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1938, is hereby repealed and this
Order may be cited as “The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939.“
y, 2 . Th ® of this 0rder Qatar and the coast and islands of 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. , being ^vithin the territories of the ruling Sheikh of Qatar
including the territoriaj waters of Qatar adjacent to the said coast and
islands, and all territories, islands, and islets which may be included in
H lt0neS a - nd be the P° 88e ^ions of the ruling Sheikh of Qatar, together
with their territorial waters.
8 . This order is divided into parts as follows : —
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Parts.
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Articles.
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I.
Preliminary and General
1—10
11—14
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Application of Law of British India and of the United
Kingdom.
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Criminal Matters
15—37
38—50
51—57
IV.
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Civil Matters • > ’ ’
Mixed Cases : Qatar Subjects and Persons subject to
this Order. " <- < - *
VI.
Registration
58—74
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VII.
Miscellaneous Provisions ....
Schedule. ' : -
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(a) 53 & 54 Viet. c. 37, 3*4 G«p. 5 . c. 1 «.
ENCLOSURE IN INDIA
FOREIGN SECRETARY'S LETTER
No. DATE RECEIVED
95 * 3 1 - 5 - 6 - 6-1939

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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.

Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.

A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).

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1 file (314 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 317; 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 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.

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