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Posted On: 11 May 2008 05:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Legal experts visit law college

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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QATAR University’s College of Law students received a group of legal experts, comprising civil and commercial court judges and regulatory tribunal members of the Qatar Financial Centre, at their class on general legal survey. QFC Civil and Commercial Court president Lord Woolf of Barnes, special adviser and forum director and Institution Quraysh for Law and Policy’s principal Malik R Dahlan, special adviser training Judge Eugene Cotran, and Regulatory Tribunal chairman Sir William Blair were the visitors. General Legal Survey course supervisor and College of Law lecturer Talal al-Emadi said that the students had a great chance to discuss their GLS project and received valuable feedback from the group. “The delegation is of a very high profile in the law arena, each one is engaged at some level in the Qatari legal reform project,” he observed. The survey forms part of a national effort to collect information on Qatar’s legal and judicial environment, its instrumentalities, bodies and government agencies and individuals that make up the system. The survey also establishes issues with current legal framework for financial services and commercial activities in Qatar. “The outcome of the survey is to get a sense of the position in Qatari society regarding the idea of legal reform,” al-Emadi explained, adding that the findings would be published as a reference booklet. It will be highlighted by presentations by QU law students at the May 2008 Qatar Law Forum, he said. The survey is conducted in two phases: 12-week data collection exercise and; a qualitative assessment exercise. The objective of the data collection exercise is for students to better understand the work of the judiciary in Qatar, its procedures and enforcement mechanisms; to survey the laws, legal instruments and legal environment in Qatar as it currently exists (including the broader governmental and educational context); and to research sources of Qatari law (shariah and civil law) and the legislative process. The second phase will involve delivering the findings of the data collection exercise to an expert working group to conduct the qualitative assessment exercise. Gulf Times