Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [92v] (184/635)
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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amount decreed or ordered to be paid by one party in one suit
against any amount decreed or ordered to be paid by the other
party in the other suit, without prejudice to the right of the
person subject to this Order to obtain contribution from his co
defendants under the joint liability*.
(3) Where in a suit a person to whom this Order does not
apply is co-plaintiff with a person subject to this Order, who is
in Qatar, it shall not be necessary for the person to whom this
Order does not apply to give security under this Article as
regards fees and 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 filed 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 proceedings before and after the award in such
manner and on such terms as the Court may think fit, in con
cert with the Sheikh or his representative.
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 re
quired 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
(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 accordingly, 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 mav
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 that Tribunal to be paid 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
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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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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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