:: Treaties and Organaizations

First: Regional and International Instruments and Agreement

a. International Conventions

The state of Qatar has ratified and acceded to fifteen international counter-terrorism agreements as follows:

  • Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts committed on Board Aircrafts – Tokyo 1963 (acceded to on 20/9/1981)
  • Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircrafts –The Hague 1970 (Acceded to on 19/11/1981)
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation – Montreal 1971 (acceded to on 19/11/1981)
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving Civil Aviation as annexed to Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation signed in Montreal on 24 February 1988 (Acceded to on 19/5/2003)
  • Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material signed in Vienna in 1980 (Acceded to and ratified on 2/1/2004)
  • Convention on the Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism of 2005 (Emiri Decree No. 42 of 2014 issued on 2/10/2014 ratifying the convention)
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including diplomatic representatives, of 1973 (ratified on 24/5/1999)
  • International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, 1979 (Acceded to on 30/7/2003)
  • Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, 1991 (ratified on 8/12/1999)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, 1997 (acceded to on 3/6/2008)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 1999 (acceded to on 3/6/2008)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, Rome 10 March 1988 (ratified on 8/2/2009)
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, Rome 10 March 1988 (ratified on 8/2/2009)
  • Convention of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 2005 (Emiri Decree No. 38 of 2014 issued on 9/8/2014 approving accession to the Convention)
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf of 2005 (Emiri Decree No. 39 of 2014 issued on 8/9/2014 approving accession to the Convention).

b. Regional Agreements

  1. GCC Cooperation Agreement on Combating Terrorism, 2004 (ratified on 15/5/2008)
  2. Security Agreement between GCC States of 2012 (ratification document issued on 8/7/2013)
  3. The Arab Convention against Terrorism (ratification document issued on 10/9/2003)
  4. The Arab Convention against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (ratification document issued on 8/4/2012)
  5. The Arab Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (Decree No. 36 of 2012)
  6. The Organisation of Islamic Conference Convention against International Terrorism of 1999 (Emiri Decree No. 16 of 2006 issued on 17/5/2006).

Second: Conclusion of Agreements and bilateral Memoranda of Understanding, with provisions on combating of terrorism, with friendly and sister states in the field of security cooperation


Third: Implementation of the content of regional and international codes and strategies related to the combating of terrorism as follows:

  1. Code of Conduct for Combating International Terrorism, adopted by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference at the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference of 1995
  2. Arab Strategy for Combating Terrorism issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior
  3. The GCC unified strategy for combating the phenomenon of extremism accompanied by terrorism, 2003
  4. The UN Global Strategy for Combating Terrorism; a report is submitted every two years on the progress of strategy implementation.

Fourth: Measures and Procedures for Combating Terrorism and its Financing

  • National Anti-Terrorism Committee was established by virtue of Decision No. 7 of 2007 of the Council of Ministers as amended by Decision No. 7 of 2009 establishing the National Anti-Terrorism Committee and detailing its competencies.
  • National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing was established comprising representatives of relevant authorities of the State to study all subjects of relevance to money laundering and terrorism financing
  • Establishment of Internal Security Forces by virtue of Law No. 12 of 2003
  • Establishment of Financial Information Unit to combat money laundering and ensure that the banking system is not exploited for money laundering and terrorist finance operations, to inform the competent authorities in case of suspicion and to deal with money laundry cases.
  • Submission of periodical reports to the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee established pursuant to Security Council Resolution No. 1373 of 2001
  • Organisation of several international workshops on combating terrorism along with participation in counter-terrorism meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Implementation of the forty recommendations on anti-money laundering and terrorism financing issued by the FATF
  • Implementation of international resolutions of the Security Council on combating terrorism and its financing including without limitation freezing of assets, travel bans, arms embargo against persons and entities on the sanction lists of the SC, promoting cooperation with states and international organisations for the fight against the phenomenon of terrorism, and particularly with UN Counter-Terrorism Committees and their sub-groups including Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee established pursuant to Resolution No. 1267 of 1999, Resolutions No. 1988 and 1989 of 2011 and its Monitoring Team, and the Counter-Terrorism Committee established pursuant to Resolution No. 1373 of 2001 and its Executive Directorates.
  • Establishment of communication channels with international organisations and entities and other states to cooperate in the field of combating terrorism and its financing, through the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Qatar's Permanent Mission with the UN.
  • Participation in the works of the Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) of the UN to discuss the agenda item titled (Measures to eliminate International Terrorism)
  • Delivery of security awareness programmes on the phenomenon of terrorism and its dangers through promotion of appropriate media strategies and plans and participation in the competition of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior for documentary films aimed at increasing the citizen's security awareness and encouraging him/her to participate in crime prevention and control.
  • Joining the Global Counter Terrorism Forum in 2011