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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎204r] (407/635)

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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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wherein such Qatar subjects are concerned shall be
dealt with in accordance with the provisions of
Part V of this Order. J
(b) The property and all personal or proprietary rights and
liabilities within the said limits of British subjects
and of foreigners and of Qatar subjects within
paragraph (iii), whether such persons are them-
—^ selves within or without the limits of this Order.
(c) British ships and ships belonging to foreigners with
their boats, and the persons and property on board
thereof, or belonging thereto, being within the
limits of this Order; provided that jurisdiction
over foreign ships shall not be exercised otherwise
than according to the practice of the High Court
of Bombay in the exercise of jurisdiction over
foreign ships.
(d) British aircraft and aircraft belonging to foreigners,
being within the limits of this Order.
(c) British subjects outside the limits of this Order on whom
a writ of summons or other process may be served
in accordance with Rules of Court.
* it}- ^ j c l lles ^ on ar ises whether any place is within the limits
ot this order or whether any person is a British protected person
or a foreigner as defined in this Order, such question may be
referred by the Court to 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. , and a certificate
under his hand and seal shall be conclusive on the question
and judicial notice shall be taken thereof.
9 . All His Majesty’s jurisdiction exercisable within the limits
of this Order for the hearing and determination of criminal
and civil matters, or for the maintenance of order or for the
control or administration of persons or property, or in relation
thereto, shall be exercised under and according to the provisions
of this Order, so far as this Order extends and applies.
10 ; Every judge and officer of the Courts established under
this Order shall, as far as there is proper opportunity, promote
reconciliation and encourage and facilitate the settlement in an
amicable way, and without recourse to litigation, of matters in
difference between persons subject to this Order, or between
persons subject to this Order and persons within the limits of
this Order who are not subject to this Order.
Part II. —Application of Law of British India and of
the United Kingdom.
H* C 1 ) Subject to the other provisions of this Order His
Majesty’s criminal and civil jurisdiction in Qatar shall, so far
as circumstances admit, be exercised on the principles of, and
in conformity with, the enactments for the time being applicable
as hereinafter mentioned of the Governor-General of India in
3 I2 ° A 3

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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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