Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [205r] (409/635)
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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(4) Any Act of the Governor-General of India in Council, or
of the Governor of Bombay in Council, whether passed before
or after the commencement of this Order, amending or sub
stituted for any Act of either of those Legislatures, which applies
or may be applied to Qatar, shall, subject to the provisions of
this Article, also apply to Qatar.
(5) The Court may construe any enactments in force in Qatar,
uojpr the provisions of this Article, with such alterations not
ar^ting the substance, as may be necessary or proper to adapt
the same to the matter before the Court.
12.— (1) The following enactments shall apply to Qatar as
if it were a British Colony or Possession but subject to the pro
visions of this Order and to the exceptions, adaptations, and
modifications specified in sub-Article (2) of this Article and
in Article 21 below: —
(i) The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Acts, 1849 and
i860. ( a )
(ii) The Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act, 1856. ( b )
(hi) The evidence by Commmission Acts, 1859 and
(iv) The British Law Ascertainment Act, 1859. ( d )
(v) The Foreign Law Ascertainment Act, 1861. ( e )
(vi) The Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881. ( f )
(vii) The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, Part XIII.
(2) (i) 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. 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. is hereby
substituted for the Governor of a Colony or British Possession,
and the Chief Court is hereby substituted for a Superior Court or
Supreme Court, and the District Court for a Magistrate or Justice
of the Peace of a Colony or British Possession.
(ii) With respect to the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881: —
(а) The Act shall extend only to British subjects.
(б) So much of the 4th and 5th sections of the said Act as
relates to sending a report of the issue of a warrant
together with the information or a copy thereof, or to
the sending of a certificate of committal and report of
a case, or to the information to be given by a Magis
trate to a fugitive shall-be excepted, and in lieu of
such information the person acting as the Magistrate
shall inform the fugitive that in the British Possession
to which he may be conveyed he has the right to
apply for a writ of habeas corpus or other like
(c) So much of the 6th section of the said Act as requires
the expiration of fifteen days before issue of warrant
shall be excepted.
(a) 12 & 13 Viet. c. 96, 23 & 24 Viet. c. 122. (b) 19 & 20 Viet. c. 113.
(c) 22 Viet. c. 20, 48 & 49 Viet c. 74. (d) 22 & 23 Viet. c. 63.
(e) 24 & 25 Viet. c. 11. (f) 44 & 45 Viet. c. 69.
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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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