Posted on October 30, 2017

In the framework of its support to the Government and leadership of Qatar amid the current phase, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC), has organized a free legal course for all administrative officials in Qatar entitled "Legal for non-legal professionals" to introduce laws and their importance in regulating the various relations in society, with the aim of helping them understand and protect their rights.

The course was delivered by Dr. Zain Al Abdin Sharar, Senior Legal Counsel at QICDRC. The objective of the course is to familiarize participants with legal terminology, the science of law, as well as its sources and functions, in addition to helping them understand the nature and characteristics of the law, different types of laws, and empowering them to understand the different types of contracts and contractual responsibility.

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Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Emadi, Acting CEO of QFBA, said: “QFBA and the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre are adopting an innovative approach to introducing the law in terms of its types, sources and principles through the launch of a specialized legal course, with the aim of spreading this culture among members of the community, so that they can understand and protect their rights. In order to activate the role of law in society, it is important to study it, understand its objectives as well as its role in protecting individuals, instilling the stability of society and the achievement of its economic objectives, which is the goal we sought to achieve through the ‘Legal for non-legal professionals’ course.”

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Mr. Faisal Rashid Al-Sahouti, Chief Executive Officer at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre, said: “One of the most important foundations of the prosperity and progress of society is stability and security, and this can only be achieved through an effective law system that provides justice and protect the interests of individuals from infringement. Hence the need to educate individuals about the law so that they can know their rights, in order to protect them and safely conduct their legal affairs. The ‘Legal for non-legal professionals’ course came within this context, as it highlighted laws and their functions, as well as alternatives to dispute settlement, in addition to a number of related topics.”

At the end of the course, participants were given certificates of participation by the acting CEO of QFBA and the Executive Director of QICDRC.