Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [238r] (475/635)
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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because SA hypothesi both (a) the subjects of the
Sultan of Muscat and (b) the subjects of the Shaikhs
of Bahrain, Kuwait and the Trucial States are persons
properly enjoying His Majesty's protection in Qatar,
and there is ; therefore, a need for a specific exclusion
of (b) but not a specific inclusion of (a). It is
practically inexpedient as it exhibits the subjects of
the Sultan of Muscat as not being persons properly
enjoying His Majesty's protection in Qatar or by necessary
inference in Kuwait where their treatment as British
protected persons for the purposes of the Kuwait Order
rests on the hypothesis that they are persons properly
enjoying His Majesty's protection. The Government of
India therefore consider that the reference to the
subjects of the Sultan of Muscat should be omitted
from the definition.
(ii) "Qatar su bjects" and "foreigners g
The Foreign Office view appears to be that the criterion
in defining "Qatar subjects" should be not the religion
of the State but the religion of the nationals. This
view seems to the Government of India entirely reasonable
and in consonance with the trend of modem events and,
if acted upon, Moslem foreigners will be C&tar subjects.
It is however thought that this might lead to complications
seeing that in the neighbouring Shaikhdoms, the criterion
is still the religion of the foreign State and not that
of the subject. In the circumstances, the Government of
India suggest that in view of the fact that the expression
non-Moslem foreign power has been used in the correspondence,
it would not be in order to employ the expression "Moslem
foreigners* unless the Shaikh consents to it. Further, it
would be clearly inadvisable to have one criterion for the
subjects of Qatar and another for the subjects of the
neighbouring Shaikhdoms in the Gulf, where jurisdiction
is ceded to the British Government. For the sake of
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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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