Emir issues decree amending law on combating terrorism
July 21 2017 01:14 AM
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His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has issued Decree Law No 11 of 2017 amending some provisions of Law No 3 of 2004 on combating terrorism.
The Decree Law included the definition of terrorists, crimes and terrorist acts and entities, the freezing of funds, the financing of terrorism, the creation of two national lists of individuals and terrorist entities, the identification of procedures for listing individuals and entities in any of them and the related implications, and the right of the concerned party to challenge the listing decision before the Court of Cassation.

Emir issues decrees


His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued yesterday Decrees: 
1. No 49 of 2017 ratifying an agreement between the government of the State of Qatar and the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion regarding income tax and its annexed protocol, signed in Bandar Seri Begawan on January 17, 2012, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.
2. No 50 of 2017 ratifying a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in the health field between the Ministry of Public Health of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, signed in Doha on October 30, 2016, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.
3. No 51 of 2017 ratifying an agreement on co-operation in the cultural field between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of Turkmenistan, signed in Ashgabat on 7/3/2016, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.
4. No 52 of 2017 ratifying an agreement on cultural co-operation between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, signed in Doha on 1/4/2014, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.
5. No 53 of 2017 ratifying a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on legal and judicial co-operation between the Ministry of Justice of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Justice and Law of the Republic of Colombia, signed in Bogota on July 27, 2016, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.
5.  No 54 of 2017 ratifying a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of education, higher education and scientific research between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, signed in Baku on 8/3/2016.
6. No 55 of 2017 ratifying an agreement on encouragement and reciprocal protection of investment between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, signed in Doha on 22/5/2012, which shall have the power of law according to the Article 68 of the constitution.

Emir issues instruments of ratification


His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued an instrument of ratification endorsing the ratification of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in the sports field between the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the State of Qatar and the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) of the Republic of Cuba, signed in Havana on November 23, 2015.
His Highness the Emir also issued an instrument of ratification endorsing a draft agreement on trade exchange, and economic and technical co-operation between the governments of the State of Qatar and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, signed in Doha on February 21, 2005.
Additionally, His Highness the Emir issued an instrument of ratification endorsing a draft agreement on air services between the governments of the State of Qatar and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, signed in Doha on May 22, 2017.

Envoy to OPCW presents credentials

HE the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, yesterday received the credentials of HE Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani as the State of Qatar’s permanent representative to OPCW. The director general praised the important role of the State of Qatar in supporting the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), whether through supervising training courses or offering financial support to the organisation’s activities. For his part, the permanent representative stressed the State of Qatar’s unequivocal support for CWC and its condemnation of the use of chemical weapons under any circumstances .



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