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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎8r] (15/635)

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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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in the order to be a prison *or the purposes of this Order, and such
persons as the Court thinks fit to be keepers in such prison.
(3) A warrant under the seal of the Court shall be sufficient autho
rity to the person or persons to whom it is directed to deliver and detain
the person named therein according to the warrant at any prison ap
pointed in accordance with the preceding sub-Articles of this Article.
19.—(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 20 of this
Order, the Political liesident may, by warrant under his hand and seal,
order any person convicted by the Court and sentenced to imprisonment
to be sent to and detained at any prison in Qatar specified therein.
Such prison may be a place appointed in accordance with the provisions
of sub-Article (1) of Article 18, or a place appointed temporarily and for
the purpose of the particular case.
(2) The warrant of the Political liesident shall be sufficient authority
to any person to whom it is directed to carry and deliver up the person
therein named and to receive and detain him at the prison named
according to the warrant.
(3) In any case where a person sentenced to imprisonment for a term
exceeding one month is detained in a prison temporarily appointed in
accordance with the provisions of sub-Article (2) of Article 18, the Court
by which the sentence was awarded shall report the case and the cir
cumstances thereof 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. for his directions.
(4) Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 20, the Political
Resident upon the receipt of such report may make an order under sub-
Article (1) of this Article, or may direct that the sentence shall conti
nue to be served at the place where the prisoner is at present detained.
20- (1) Where an offender convicted before any Court under this
Order is sentenced to imprisonment, 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. proceed
ing under section 7 of the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890, authority in
that behalf being hereby given to him, considers it expedient that the sen
tence should be carried into effect elsewhere than within the limits of this
Order, and the offender is accordingly sent for imprisonment to a place
outside the limits of this Order, the place shall be either a place in the
Province of Bombay, or a place in some other part of His Majesty’s
dominions the Government whereof consents that offenders may be sent
thither under this Article, or a place in which by treaty, grant, usage,
sufferance, or other lawful means His Majesty has jurisdiction, provided
that if a person is not a British subject he shall only be sent under this
Article to a place in His Majesty’s dominions.
(2) A warrant under the hand and seal of 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 sufficient authority to any person to whom it is directed to receive
and detain the person therein named and to carry him to and deliver
him up at the place named according to the warrant.
21.— (1) In cases of murder or culpable homicide, if either the death
or the criminal act which wholly or partly caused the death happened
in Qatar, a Court acting under this Order shall have the like jurisdiction
over any person to whom this Order applies who is charged either as a
principal offender or as an abettor as if both such criminal act and the
death had happened in Qatar.

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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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