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  1. Qatar - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar. - Constitution on-line in English Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2004-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-09 | QAT-2004-C-85136

    PART ONE - The State and the Bases of the Rule
    PART TWO - The Guiding Principles of the Society
    PART THREE - Public Rights and Duties
    PART FOUR - Organization of Powers
    PART FIVE - Final Provisions

  2. Qatar - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Provisional Constitution for Qatar [1970-04-02]

    Adoption: 1970-04-02 | QAT-1970-C-35095

    Establishes Islam as the State religion, and Islamic Shari'a Law as the fundamental source of its legislation. Adopts the United Nations Charter for guiding principles to support the right of people to determine their own future, promote international cooperation for the good of all mankind, spread peace and security in all parts of the world, settle disputes by peaceful means and establish relations with others in accordance with international law. Provides that the State shalll endeavour to alllow for equall opportunities for all citizens, and to make it possible to exercise the right to work under laws that will ensure sociall justice. The State must protect citizens from disease, ignorance and poverty, and adopt sociall security plans including ones for heallth care, and old age, sickness, disaster and disability protection. Freedom of publication and of the press is guaranteed. Sets out the structure of government, which includes heriditary rulership of the State by the Al Thani family, and outlines the role of the Council of Ministers, the Advisory Council and the judiciary.


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