Provisional Constitution of Qatar amended in 1972 provides that
Qatar is an independent Arab sovereign state whose religion is Islam
and Islamic Shariah shall be the main source of its legislation
with Arabic as its official language. Qatar is also member of the
Head of State is the Emir is assisted in governing Qatar by a Council
of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister who is a member of the
ruling family of Qatar. Laws are promulgated by the consent of the
Emir based on the recommendations of the Council of Ministers. Recently
a Consultative Council of 41 members appointed by the Emir was established.
corporate and commercial laws
Commercial Register Regulation law No 11 of 1962.
Civil and Commercial law No. 16 of 1970.
Commercial Companies law No. 11 of 1981.
Foreign Capital investment in Economic Activities
law No. 25 of 1990.
Income Tax law No. 11 of 1993.