Law No. 29 of 2005 Amending Certain Provisions of Law No. 8 of 2001 Establishing the Centre of Legal and Judicial Studies (CLJS) 29 / 2005
Number of Articles: 3
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We, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,
Having perused the Constitution;
Law No. 8 of 2001 establishing the Centre of Legal and Judicial Studies (CLJS);
Acting upon the proposal of the Minister of Justice;
The bill submitted by the Council of Ministers;
And after seeking the opinion of the Shura Council;
Hereby promulgate the following Law:


Article 1

 The texts of Articles 1, 3, 7, 9 and 18 of Law No. 8 of 2001, referred to above, shall be replaced with the following texts:
In the application of the provisions of this Law, the following words and expressions shall have the meanings assigned to each, unless the context requires otherwise:
“Ministry” means the Ministry of Justice;
“Minister” means the Minister of Justice;
“Centre” means the Centre for Legal and Judicial Studies;
“Board” means the Board of Directors of the Centre;
“Director” means the Director of the Centre;
Courts the Court of Cassation, the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance;
“Judges” means court judges of various grades;
“Members of the Public Prosecution” means prosecutors of various grades;
 “Assistants” means aides of judges in the courts of First Instance and assistants public prosecutors;
“Legists” means all staff undertaking legal work in the ministries and other government agencies, and public bodies and institutions, and companies in which the State contributes to at least (50%) of its capital;
 “Lawyers” means lawyers whose names are listed in the schedule of lawyers; and
“Agents of the judiciary” means registry staff writers, secretaries, treasurers, and those responsible for summons and execution in the courts and the public prosecution.
The Centre aims to achieve the following:
1 - Training of judges, prosecutors, assistantsand legists, to develop and update their practical and applied skills and capabilities;
 2 -Training of agents of the judiciary, and law enforcement officers, to ensure development of practical skills and abilities to perform their assigned functions;
 3 - Training of lawyers;
 4 - Preparing persons qualified for appointment to the functions of the judiciary and the public prosecution, who are nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council or the Attorney General; and
 5 - Development and deepening of scientific research in the legal, judicial and jurisprudence fields, including the organisation of seminars and meetings, and publishing legal journals and periodicals.
The Board of Directors shall be constituted of the following:
  1. Undersecretary, as chairperson;
  2. Director of the Fatwa and Contracts Department at the Ministry, as Vice- Chairperson;
  3. A representative of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, selected by the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, as member;
  4. Two judges, selected by the Supreme Judicial Council, as (2) members;
  5. A member of the public prosecution, chosen by the Attorney General, as member; and
  6. One of the Ministry's legal experts, to be selected by the Minister, as member and rapporteur.
he members shall be designated by virtue of a resolution of the Minister.
The formation of the Board may be amended by a resolution of the Council of Ministers, upon the proposal of the Minister
The functions of the Board's Secretariat shall be undertaken by one or more employees, whose delegation and remuneration shall be determined by virtue of a resolution of the Minister.
The Board shall exercise all the powers and competences necessary to manage the affairs of the Centre and to achieve and in particular the following:
  1. Laying out the general policy of the Centre and monitoring the implementation thereof;
  2. Approving the Centre 's plans and action programmes and following up the implementation thereof;
  3. Proposing the organisational structure of the Centre ; and
  4. Approving the Centre's draft annual budget and final account.
Training shall be conducted in courses, pursuant to the plans and programmes laid out by the Board, upon the proposal of the Director.
Training shall be mandatory for a period of not less than one year for new assistants and legists who are fresh graduates and who have only been appointed for a period of less than three years. The trainee's failure to attend training with no acceptable excuse shall be deemed a breach of the duties of his position.
Training shall be mandatory for a period of not less than six months for apprenticeship lawyers.
The Centre may hold training courses for judges, prosecutors, legists, agents of the judiciary and law enforcement officers, to enhance their competence and improve their professional and job performance.


Article 2

An Article with number (11 bis) shall be added to Law No. 8 of 2001, referred to above, to be read as follows:
The organisational structure of the Centre and the determination ofits constituent administrative units and sections and competences shall be determined by virtue of a resolution of the Minister, upon the proposal of the Board. The said resolution shall not be effective until after approval by the Council of Ministers.


Article 3

 All competent authorities, each within its own jurisdiction, shall enforce this Law, which shall be published in the Official Gazette.


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