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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎81r] (161/635)

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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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? 0 - (i) Where an offender convicted before any Court under
this Order is sentenced to imprisonment, and the Political Resi
dent proceeding under section 7 of the Foreign Jurisdiction
Act, 1890, authority in that behalf being hereby given to him,
considers it expedient that the sentence 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
of Bombay, or a place in some other part of His Trooincz-
Majesty’s dominions, the Government whereof consents that
oilenders 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 Resi
dent 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.
(2) In the case of any offence committed on the high seas or
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 in 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 adapta
tions, for the purposes of this Order and of the Foreign Jurisdic
tion Act, 1890, of the following enactments, namely: —
The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act, 1849;
The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act, i860;
The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, Part XIII;
and those enactments shall apply accordingly, and be admin
istered 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

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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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