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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎78v] (156/635)

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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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(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 satis
fied 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, Maskat,
Bahrein, Kuwait, 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^/Subjecf as
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14 . Where, by virtue of any Imperial Acjb or of this Order, or
otherwise, any provisions of any Imporic-d Achy, or of any Law in
force in India, or of any Orders 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). 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 any 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
substance as may be necessary having regard to local circum
stances, 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 Authority 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 re
quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. ) for that purpose; and in case any difficulty occurs in the
application the Secretary of State, or with his previous or sub
sequent assent the Governor-General af India in Gowftoil, may
direct by, to, or before whom and in what manner anything is
to be done, and such Act, Law, Order, Form, Regulation or
procedure shall be construed accordingly.
of. W^here, under any such Imperial Acj/ ; Law, or Order, any pub
lication is required to be made, as respects any judicial proceed
ing 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 administration of criminal justice in British India
for the time being shall be applicable to Qatar. The Political
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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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