QATAR (Majlis Al-Shura)

CURRENT PRESIDENT

H.E. Hasan Bin Abdullah Al-Ganim

 

The Council has 37 members all appointed by His Majesty, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and mandates take effect from the date of appointment till the end of the Council’s tenure in accordance with the rules of procedures.

A member of the Council can be removed before the end of the mandate by a decree from His Majesty, the Emir as a result of his inefficiency. The Council is convened by a proclamation by His Majesty, the Amir either for an annual session or an emergency session and can also be dissolved in the same manner even before the end of mandate. The Amir can also dissolve the Council in the interest of the Public. The Council is expected to sit at least for 8 months in a year. 

The legislature in the State of Qatar is unicameral.

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

The President is the Presiding Officer of the Council. The current President elected by secret ballot in the Council with a simple majority has been in charge of the Council since 1995.
The Council also elects the Deputy President and the Controller.

Brief outlines of the President’s Functions are as follows:

1. He oversees the general Administration of the Council.
2. He presides over the sessions and secures order.
3. He supervises the budget and final accounts.
4. He represents the Council in different occasions.

There has not been any President of the Council removed from office before the end of his tenure.

Other Principal Officers of the Shoora Council of the State of Qatar include:

1. The Deputy President helps the President in his duties and acts for him in his absence.
2. The Controller

Other Functions of Principal Officers include:

1. The supervision of the minutes writing.
2. Preparation of the Council’s budgets and final accounts.
3. Nomination of delegates to international conferences.
4. Follow up committees’ activities and the administration of the Council.

(COMMITTEE SYSTEM)

There are 5 committees in the Shoora Council of the State of Qatar formed in consideration of their relevance to the needs of the Council as contained in the rules of procedure. Each committee must have at least five members.

A committee must have a Rapporteur and Secretariat. The tenure of the committees is the same as the tenure of each session.A committee chair participates in the discussions, maintains order in his committee and approves the committees’ findings for submission to the Council.

There are no Political Parties represented in the Council.

The rules of procedure as contained in the law number 6 of 1979 is the chamber’s standing rule for legislative business.

The internal rules of procedure can be amended by a two-third majority and a law issued to endorse the amendments.

Members cannot be questioned for their opinions on the floor of the Council.

The Secretary General and other Workers are recommended by the President of the Council with the approval of the chamber.

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 2034
Doha – Qatar
Telephone: 974413222
Fax: 974425526
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web site : https://www.shura.qa

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