Decisions of Qatari Courts Involving Questions of Private International Law
Article from: TDM 2 (2006), in International Commercial Law
Unlike some Gulf States and many Middle Eastern Countries, the State of Qatar has not yet legislated for nor provided rules prescribing the limits of its courts' judicial jurisdiction (the international competence) in the manner of some other legislation, especially that of Egypt. In addition, decisions of the Qatari courts are not published. Courts are not bound by a previous decision in proceedings in which the same point of law was considered in the judicial system. However, in practice, courts of first instance (lower courts) usually follow decisions of the courts of appeal ...