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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎239r] (477/635)

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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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uniformity, therefore, the Government of India
have followed the phraseology adopted in 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). in drafting definitions of "Qatar
subject" and M Poreigner"•
(iii) slQiirt CQWtjL Disputes between
British subjects and subjects of non-Moslem Foreign
Powers and Qatar subject are required to be tried
by a Joint Court on which Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and
the Shaikh of Qatar or their representatives would
sit. The term "Joint Court" has therefore been
added to Article 4 and its definition is based on
the definition of a similar term occurring in Article 4
of the Bahrain 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). , 1913 0
( iv ) " fPlitical Agent" Q The definition
is based on paragraph 2 of the letter cited above.
Since the definition of Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. contemplates
the subsequent appointment of a Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency.
resident at Qatar, it is misleading to provide in
Article 7 for the contingency of the Political Agent’s
absence from Bahrain only. To meet requirements
of the case, the words "from Bahrain" occurring 7 n
the second line of Article 7 have been omitted.
Article 40 t The word "Article" has been
substituted for the word "section* occurring in the
first line of sub-paragraph in the said Article.
4 * Articles 51 and 52. Part V of the draft
Order, vfalch deals with cases between parties, one of
whom is a person subject to our jurisdiction and the
other to that of the Shaikh, has been drafted on the
lines

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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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