HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani meets GCC ministers of justice.


Gulf Co-operation Council countries approved an extradition treaty between the member states.

The decision was taken at the 27th meeting of GCC justice ministers held in Doha under the chairmanship of Qatar’s Justice Minister HE Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi.

The minister said the meeting also discussed other issues, including exchanging expertise in the fields of judicial training, law professions and family reconciliation.

The meeting also discussed steps to achieve co-operation in the judicial and legal fields between the member states which will help realise the vision of GCC leaders, he added.

In remarks following the meeting, Dr al-Mohannadi said that the GCC justice ministers discussed Qatar’s proposal for establishing a network for Gulf lawyers to boost legal co-operation and facilitate exchange of expertise among the members.

Responding to a question on whether the meeting discussed the issue of terrorism, he said the ministers have approved in principle a proposal on preparing a GCC unified counter-terrorism law, adding that the proposal will be referred to officials in the international co-operation committee to study and present it at the next meeting.

On the legal and judicial challenges that the GCC states face, the minister said that the conditions in these countries are similar and that they seek to develop a common vision.

He noted that the cabinet recently ratified a law to criminalise the misuse of social networks, adding that one of the topics on the meeting’s agenda dealt with the use of social networks.

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