Qatar: Documents and Archives Law Published

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Qatar: Documents and Archives Law Published

Raya, 2 June 2023: Qatar Law No. 7/2023 on Documents and Archives which has been issued in May 2023 has been published in the Official Gazette. The law comes into effect six months after its publication in the Official Gazette.

According to the law, public, historical, and national documents are considered state-owned assets and cannot be owned, possessed, destroyed, or handled in any manner other than what is specified by this law.

Additionally, as per Article 6 of this law, individuals who own or possess private documents must register with the Documents Department in accordance with the regulations and requirements set forth by a decision of the Cabinet.

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Tanya Jain