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

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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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security under this Article as regards fees ana costs, unless the Court so
directs, but the co-plaintiff person subject to this Order shall be responsible
for all fees and costs.
54. —(1) Every agreement for reference to arbitration between a person
to whom this Order applies on the one hand, and a person not subject to
this Order on the other hand, may, on the application of any party, be
bled for execution in the Office of the Court.
(2) The Court shall thereupon have authority to enforce the agreement
and the award made thereunder and to control and regulate the proceed
ings before and after the award in such manner and on such terms as the
Court may think fit, in concert with the Sheikh or his representative.
(c) General.
55. —(1) Where it is proved that the attendance of a person to whom
this Order applies, to give evidence, or for any other purpose connected
with the administration of justice, is required before a Qatar Tribunal, a
Court established under this Order may, if it thinks fit, in a case and’in
circumstances in which the Court would require the attendance of that
person before the Court, order that he do attend as required. The order
may be made subject to such conditions as the Court thinks fit.
(2) If the person so ordered to attend, having reasonable notice of the
time and place at which he is required to attend, fails to attend accord
ingly, and does not excuse his failure to the satisfaction of the Court, he
shall, independently of any other liability, be liable to be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to two months, or with a fine
which may extend to 1,000 rupees,' or with both.
56. When a person to whom this Order applies invokes or submits to
the jurisdiction of a Qatar Tribunal, and engages in writing to abide by
the decision of that Tribunal, or to pay any fees or expenses ordered by
• i T ^ ll)una ^ to . k 0 P ai d by him, the Court may, on such evidence as it
thinks fit to require, enforce payment of such fees and expenses in the same
manner as if they were fees payable in a proceeding in the Court, and
shall pay over and account for the same, when levied, to the proper Qatar
authority, as the Court may. direct. The Court may also enforce com
pliance with any judgment given by such Tribunal against such person
by the Court 1 ^ 111161, ^ ^ en *° rCe com Pbance with a judgment given
57. _(1) jf a person to whom this Order applies wilfully gives false
evidence itt a proceeding before a Qatar Tribunal, or in an arbitration
between a person to whom this Ord^r applies, on the one hand, and a
person to whom this Order does not applv, on the other hand, he shall be
guilty of an offence, and shall, on conviction, be liable to be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to two months or with a fine
which may extend to 1,000 rupees, or with both.

(2) Nothing in this Article shall exempt a person from liability und.er
any other British Indian law to any other or higher punishment or
penalty:
Provided that no person shall be punished twice for the same offence.

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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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