Pakistan and Syria hold the last two spots on this subindex.
Sharia law[ change change source ] Sharia law is the main source of Qatari legislation according to Qatar's Constitution.
In some cases in Sharia-based family courtsa female's testimony is worth half a man's. Islamic polygamy is allowed in the country.
It is unknown if the sentences were implemented. Stoning is a legal punishment in Qatar. Non-Muslim expatriates can obtain a permit to purchase alcohol for personal consumption.
The Qatar Distribution Company a subsidiary of Qatar Airways is permitted to import alcohol and pork; it operates the one and only liquor store in the country, which also sells pork to holders of liquor licences.
Men are advised against wearing only shorts and singlets. Human rights in Qatar According to the U. State Departmentexpatriate workers from nations throughout Asia and parts of Africa voluntarily migrate to Qatar as low-skilled laborers or domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions indicative of involuntary servitude.
Some of the more common labor rights violations include beatings, withholding of payment, charging workers for benefits for which the employer is responsible, restrictions on freedom of movement such as the confiscation of passports, travel documents, or exit permitsarbitrary detention, threats of legal action, and sexual assault.
Use of the death penalty is rare and no state executions have taken place in Qatar since Qatar commissioned international law firm DLA Piper to produce a report investigating the immigrant labour system. In May DLA Piper released over 60 recommendations for reforming the kafala system including the abolition of exit visas and the introduction of a minimum wage which Qatar has pledged to implement.Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events.
Qatar is either a constitutional or an absolute monarchy ruled by the Al Thani family. The Al Thani dynasty has been ruling Qatar since the family house was established in In , Qatar adopted a constitution that provided for the direct election of 30 of the 45 members of the Legislative Council.
The constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, with almost 98% in favour. Qatar Country Economy & Risks: identify trade opportunities and country risks, review economic strengths and weaknesses, economic forecasts and analyses.
Custom Search Email comments and questions to prs @ ashio-midori.com Copyright © - Country Studies US. Qatar is ranked 2nd among 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages.
The June decision by fellow Gulf states and Egypt to shut down transport links to the peninsula has dampened Qatar’s growth prospects and dealt a serious blow to business sentiment. The Economist Group © The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited. All rights reserved.