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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎315r] (629/635)

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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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Order was drafted, it was understood that in Koweit the
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natives of the other Sheikhdoms on 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. were
to he regarded as British protected persons and not as
foreigners nationals of a Moslem State coming under the
jurisdiction of the Sheikh of Koweit for the purposes of
that Order. They are undoubtedly British protected persons,
but I cannot help thinking that the Sheikh of Koweit, when
he agreed to the terms of the 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). , thought that
these persons would be in the other category. Consequently,
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I think there is some danger of their being some inconsistency
between the two cases, and I am not sure that the attention
of the 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. ought not to be called to it.)
Mixed cases, that is to say cases between parties,
one of whom is a person subject to our jurisdiction and
the other is a person subject to the Sheikh's jurisdiction,
are to come before a "joint court".
The exact jurisdiction which we acquire will, of
course, depend upon the interpretation of the text of the
letters when they are exchanged but, assuming that the result
is what I have set out above, we shall, I imagine, make a
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). on the following lines. Generally
speaking, it would be based upon the Koweit 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). ,
1935. As regards the definitions which come in Article 4,
upon which the jurisdiction conferred in Article 8 depends,
we should have to insert in the definition of "British
protected person" of the Koweit Order something on the
following lines after the words "but does not include" in
line 4:~ "a national of Bahrein, Koweit or the Trucial
Sheikhs". Further, in Part 5 of the 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). , which
deals with mixed cases, it would be provided that these
cases

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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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