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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎7r] (13/635)

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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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(c) So much of the 6th section of the said Act as requires the ex
piration of fifteen du’ys before issue of warrant shall he
excepted.
(d) 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. shall not be bound to return a fugitive
offender to a British Possession unless satisfied that the
proceedings to obtain his return are taken with the consent
of the Governor of that Possession.
(e) For the purposes of Part II of the said Act, Muscat, Bahrein,
Koweit, Qatar, the Persian Coast and Islands, and all other
places on the shores 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. or the Gulf of
Oman, Aden and British India, shall be deemed to be one
group of British Possessions.
13. The Colonial Prisoners Removal Act, 1884,(a) shall apply to Qatar
as if Qatar were a British Possession, but references to the Governor of a
British Possession shall be construed as references to the Political
Resident.
14. Where, by virtue of any Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom^
or of this Order, or otherwise, any provisions of any Acts of Parliament
of the United Kingdom, or of any Law in force in India, or of any Orders
in Council other than this Order, are applicable within the limits of this
Order, or any forms, regulations, or procedure prescribed or established
by or under such Act, Law, or Order, are made applicable for an y
purpose of this Order, or any other Order relating to Qatar, such Acts,
Laws, Orders, forms, regulations, or procedure may be construed or used
with ’ such alterations and adaptations not . affecting the
onbstance as may be necessary having regard to local circumstances, and
anything required to be done by, to, or before any Court, Judge, Officer,
or Authority may be done by, to, or before a Court, Judge, Officer, or Autho
rity having the like or analogous functions, or by, to, or before any Officer
designated by the Secretary of State or by the Court (as the case may
require) for that purpose; and in case any difficulty occurs in the appli
cation the Secretarv of State, or with his previous or subsequent assent
the Governor-General, may direct by, to, or before whom and in what
manner anything is to be done, and such Act, Law, Order, form, regula-
or procedure shall be construed accordingly.
Where, under any such Act of Parliament, Law, or Order, any publi
cation is required to be made as respects any iudicial proceeding in any
“Gazette” or otherwise, such publication shall be made by such mode as
the Court shall think fit to direct.
Part III.— Criminal Matters.
15. (1) Subject to the other provisions of this Order, the Code of
Criminal Procedure and the other enactments relating to the administra
tion of criminal justice in British India for the time being shall be
applicable to Qatar. 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. shall hold
and form a Court to be called the Chief Court, which shall have all the
powers of a High Court of Judicature; 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 the ^District Magistrate and Sessions Judge; the Judicial Assistant
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. shall be deemed to be the additional District
(a) 47 & 48 Viet c 11.

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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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