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Volume I: National Reports 1974

Husain M. Al-Baharna1

On 2 Sept. 1971, Qatar was proclaimed by its Ruler as an independent sovereign state. Before this proclamation of its independence, Qatar was known as an independent government bound by a special treaty relationship with the Government of the United Kingdom. In legal parlance it was better known as a British protected state. On the same date of the proclamation o…

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Husain M. Al-Baharna, “Qatar”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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