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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎6v] (12/635)

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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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(ii) The Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872. —For the purposes of
this Act, 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. , as long as he is a Christian,
shall be deemed to be Registrar of Marriages.
(iii) The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act of 1886 .—
For the purposes of this Act, 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. shall be
deemed to be Registrar-General of Births. Deaths and Mar
riages and Registrar of Births and Deaths.
(8) Any other existing or future enactments of the Indian Legislature ^
or of the Bombay Legislature may be applied to Qatar by King’s Regula
tions under Article 88 of this Order.
(4) Any Act of the Indian Legislature, or of the Bombay Legislature,
whether passed before or after the commencement of this Order, amend
ing or substituted for any Act of either of those Legislatures which
applies or may be applied to Qatar, shall, subject to the provisions of
this Article, also apply to Qatar.
(5) The Court may construe any enactments in force in Qatar, under
the provisions of this Articla. with such alterations not affecting the
substance as may be necessary or proper to adapt the same to the
matter before the Court.
12.—(1) The following enactments shall apply to Qatar as if it were
a British Colony or Possession but subject to the provisions of this Order
and to the exceptions, adaptations, and modifications specified in sub-^
Article (2) of this Article and in Article 21 below: —
(i) The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Acts, 1849 and 1860. (a)
(ii) The Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act, 1856.( b ).
(iii) The Evidence by Commission Acts, 1859 and 1885. (c)
(iv) The British Law Ascertainment Act, 1859.(4)
(v) The Foreign Law Ascertainment Act, 1861. (e)
(vi) The Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881. (t)
(vii) The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, Part XIII.
(2) (i) References in any of the said Acts to the Governor of a Colony
or British Possession, to a Superior Court or Supreme Court, and to a
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace of a Colony or British Possession shall
be construed respectively as references to 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. , the Chief
Court and the District Court.
(ii) With respect to the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881:
(а) The Act shall extend only to British subjects.
(б) So much of the 4th and 5th sections of the said Act as relates
to sending a report of the issue of a warrant together with
the information or a copy thereof, or to the sending of a
certificate of committal and report of a case, or to the in
formation to be given by a Magistrate to a fugitive shall be
excepted, and in lieu of such information the person acting
as the Magistrate shall inform the fugitive that in the British
, Possession to which he may be conveyed he has the right to
appjy for a writ of habeas corpus Or other like process.
(a) 12 & 13 Viet. c. 96, 23 & 24 Viet, c- 122.
(c) 22 Viet. c. 20, 48 & 49 Viet. c. 74.
(«) 24 & 26 Viot. o. 11.
( 6 ) 19 & 20 Viet. c. 113.
(d) 22 & 23 Viet. c. 63.
(/) 44 & 46 Viot. c. 69.

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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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