E-Services

  • You can now through the portal of the courts to carry out many procedures electronically without the need for a special visit to complete those procedures and this for the convenience of our citizens

The judiciary in the State of Qatar

  • The Judicial Authority derives its existence and identity from the Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar, which gives the judiciary the sole authority to achieve justice, independently of all other authorities. It has sole jurisdiction over legal matters, to achieve justice and guarantee the rights and liberties of society. The rule of law constitutes the basis of government in Qatar. Pursuant to Article 135 of the Constitution, the right to resort to the judiciary is guaranteed for all people. Every citizen and resident in Qatar has the right to resort to the courts. The judiciary has general jurisdiction over criminal, civil, commercial, family, inheritance, administrative and other disputes, except sovereign acts and nationality matters. Judicial authority is independent and vested in courts of different types and degrees (Article 130 of the Constitution). Judgments are issued in the name of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar. Judges are independent and they are only subject to law in the exercise of their judicial functions. No interference whatsoever shall be permitted with court proceedings and the course of justice (Article 131 of the Constitution).​​
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  • ​Judiciary Law No. 10 of 2003 was issued and entered into force as of 2 October 2004. The Law unified the Justice and Sharia judicial entities into one authority named the Courts, specifically, the Court of Cassation, the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance, each having jurisdiction to consider and decide upon the matters referred to it under the Law.​

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  • Pursuant to Article 10 of the Judicial Authority Law, the Court of Appeal has circuits to hear appeals in Hudud (limits), Qisas (retaliation in kind), criminal, civil and commercial, personal status, inheritance and administrative disputes. The Supreme Judiciary Council issues a resolution specifying the formation of these circuits and their jurisdictions.
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    Judiciary Law No. 10 of 2003 was issued and entered into force as of 2 October 2004. The Law unified the Justice and Sharia judicial entities into one authority named the Courts, specifically, the Court of Cassation, the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance, each having jurisdiction to consider and decide upon the matters referred to it under the Law.​

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  • <<Courts Modernization Program>> is a national project aims for comprehensive transformation to Qatari Courts to ensure excellency and performance against global best practices. The program will provide quality and efficient public services across several accessible channels, including mobile phone application, public gateway,​​​
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Statistics and Reports

Criminal Cases

These include cases filed before the Court of Cassation, the Criminal Court of Appeal, the Criminal Court, Court of Appealed Misdemeanours, Misdemeanour Court, Juvenile Court, Court of Cheques, Traffic Court, Environmental Court and Search and Follow Up Court. 58,043 criminal cases were heard before these courts, 54,492 (94%) of which were decided.

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