Question: What are the laws in Qatar?

Qatars legal system is a mixture of civil law and Islamic law. Flogging is enforced as a punishment, and capital punishment, although rare in recent times, was enforced in 2020 for the first time in 17 years. The National Human Rights Committee was established in 2002 to investigate abuses.

What is the rule of Qatar?

Qatar was a British protectorate until gaining its independence in 1971 whereby it became an absolute monarchy governed under the rule of the Al Thani family. His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is the eighth and current Emir of the State of Qatar.

What is the Labour law in Qatar?

Working Hours. The maximum number of working hours allowed without overtime pay is 48 hours per week. Working hours are reduced to 36 per week during the month of Ramadan. Workers are entitled to at least one day of rest per week. Friday is the common day of rest for all workers except those who handle shift work.

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