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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎8v] (16/635)

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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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(2) In the case of any offence committed on the high seas ov within
the Admiralty jurisdiction by any person who at the time of committing
such offence was on board a British ship, or by any British subject on
board a foreign ship to which he did not belong, the Court shall, subject
to the provisions of this Order, have jurisdiction over such person as if
the offence had been committed within its jurisdiction.
(3) In cases tried under this Article no different sentence can be passed
from the sentence which could be passed m India if the crime were tried
there.
(4) The foregoing provisions of this Article shall be deemed as well as
the provisions of Article 12 (2) above to be adaptations, for the purposes
of this Order and of the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890, of the following
enactments, namely: —
The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act, 1849;
The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act, 18(30;
The Merchant Shipping xVefc, 1894, Part XIII;
and those enactments shall apply accordingly, and be administered in
Qatar.
22. Where a person is convicted of an offence the Court before which
he is convicted may, if it thinks fit at any time before he is discharged,
require him to give security to the satisfaction of the Court °for
his future good behaviour, and for that purpose may, if it thinks fit,
cause him to come or be brought before the Court.
23. --(l) Where it is shown by evidence on oath, to the satisfaction
of the Court, that any person to whom this Order applies has committed,
or is about to commit, an offence against this Order, or is otherwise con
ducting himself so as to be dangerous to peace and good order or is
endeavouring to excite enmity between the people of Qatar and His
Majesty, or is intriguing within the limits of this Order against His
)orfation is made by the Court, it shall forth-
omi l he order and the grounds thereof.

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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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