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Qatar reviews punitive and criminal law: Minister

Qatar reviews punitive and criminal law: Minister

H.E Dr. Hassan Bin Lahdan Al Hassan Al Mohannadi, Minister of Justice, affirmed that Qatar is working on revision of the punitive and criminal laws, which were adopted before more than ten years.

The revision will be completed with the cooperation of Ministry of Interior, prosecution, the judiciary and community, to discuss their suitability for the future and their role in reducing crime and to develop a vision for the future with the aim to prevent the crime before its occurrence, said the minister.

This was stated by H.E the Minister on the sidelines of the seminar about the future of legal social awareness in crime prevention and criminal justice  which was held as a part of the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Minister of Justice explained that the Qatari law system aims at achievement of the security of society and justice for all and Qatar has made great strides in the fight against cyber-crime.

Regarding the fight of Qatar against cyber-crimes, His Excellency said that there will be a center for the security of mail which has been approved as well as there will be implantation of cyber security project. The Minister also pointed out that the Ministry of Interior has a special section to combat cybercrimes and the ministry of communications is playing a key role in this field. His Excellency added that a special law has been passed to combat cybercrime recently. He explained that cyber-crime is no longer counted as a local crime but it is one of the big challenges faced by Qatar  and it has become a global threat.

His Excellency described cyber-crime as an incidental one on our community and said that His Excellency the Prime Minister has set up a centre to combat cyber-crimes at Interior Ministry as well as to provide experience for community for their involvement in crime prevention before its occurrences.

He also added that the Ministry of Interior bears more responsibility in fighting crimes and the government is offering for it all kinds of support, including cadres and officers and financial and electronic potentials for fighting crimes.

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