Creativity vs. Imitation: Understanding Diversity and Legislative Identity in the State of Qatar

Abstract

Qatar has a modern legal system, and it witnessed significant developments over the last two decades. The introduction of the permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar 2005 determine the basic pillars of the state and its’ public authorities and institutions.  The Constitution provides for Islam as the religion of the State and the main source of Qatar’s legislation, besides Arabic as the state official language.  Al Shura Council is the public institution responsible for legislative function, and shall assume its duties in accordance with the Constitution, Al Shura Council shall follow up to review, renew, and reshape Qatar’s distinct legislative frameworks to reflect due understanding of diversity and comparative legal jurisdictions without compromising Qatar’s national identity. The Article attempts to provide brief and intensive thoughts on the issue of diversity and national legislative identity.  

Keywords: Civil Law, Comparative law, Diversity, legislative identity, qatar


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Pages: 78-85 (Download PDF)

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