Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [229r] (457/635)
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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subjects of other j'Vra'b Gulf States are not in fact treated
as British protected persons for jurisdictional purposes
in Koweit although the Government of India in their letter
of the 20th August write as though they were. However,
according to the wording of the Koweit Order-in-Council
they should he so treated, and it is for this reason that
in adapting the Koweit Order to Qatar it has heen thought
necessary specifically to exclude subjects of the Sheikhs
of Bahrein, Koweit and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . We think,
therefore, that it may he desirable either that the Koweit
Order snould he amended in order to state the position
accurately or else that the practice in Koweit should he
made to conform to the wording of the Order.
5. As regards the definition of Qatar subjects
we observe that the Government of India agree that the
Foreign Office view as to the way the provision should he
drafted is really right, hut that they think the less
satisfactory Koweit Order text should he retained (a)
for uniformity and (h) because it corresponds with the
terms of the exchange of notes with the Sheikh. As regards
(a) I have already dealt with this point in paragraph 2 above
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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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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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