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Posted On: 23 September 2020 12:04 pm
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H.E. Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al-Nuaimi: Minister of Justice & Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs

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His Excellency H.E. Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi was appointed Minister of Justice and Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs in November 2018. Before this, he was the Minister for Administrative Development in June 2013, before merging the Ministry of Administrative Development and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under his leadership in 2016. He stayed in this role for two years till a cabinet shuffle in 2018 saw him in the Ministry of Justice.

Who's Who in Qatar: H.E. Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al-Nuaimi: Minister of Justice & Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs
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Responsibilities as Minister of Justice

His Excellency has overall responsibility for the Ministry of Justice. His duties include:

  • Supervising the practice of law in Qatar, defending the state in cases that are filed against it, and supervising the registration of legal processes
  • Reviewing contracts undertaken by other government bodies
  • Overviewing efforts to increase awareness of the law, overviewing legal training for government employees, as well as monitoring law-related jobs: lawyers, legal experts and judges
Who's Who in Qatar: H.E. Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al-Nuaimi: Minister of Justice & Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs

Overall career path

H.E. Dr. Al-Nuaimi served in the Ministry of the Interior from 1999 to 2000, and then the Office of the Prime Minister between 2000 and 2004. From 2004 up to 2007, he played the role of director of Legislation Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and then from 2007 up until 2008, he was the was assistant undersecretary at the General Secretariat

He has also served as the secretary-general of the Council of Ministers and chairman of the Standing Committee for Legislative Affairs.

Who's Who in Qatar: H.E. Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al-Nuaimi: Minister of Justice & Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs
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Educational qualification

H.E. Dr. Al-Nuaimi has a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Beirut and a doctorate in public law from Cairo University.