'File 32/2 Cases before Foreign Judicial Courts'
- Persian Gulf Political Residency (correspondent)
The file contains correspondence, witness statements, marine (or sea) protests, and other documents related to legal cases involving subjects or residents of Kuwait tried before foreign courts.Documents relating to the first thirteen cases have been indexed (folios 2-3), and include claims of debt, marine protests, witness statements, powers of attorney, certificates, and bills of landing.The remainder of the file includes documentation relating to similar types of case and also to stolen property, suspected and attempted murder, fugitive and small causes cases. Papers also include arrangements for the Political Agent, Kuwait, to collect evidence and for police personnel to travel to the relevant countries for investigations. The correspondence is between the Political Agency, Kuwait, Political Residency in the Persian Gulf, several political and judicial offices in the places where cases were being heard (including Bangkok, North Kanara, Mohammerah [Korramshahr], Karachi, Basra, Baghdad, and Gwadur), and a number of individuals and companies involved in the cases. Some of this correspondence included discussion over regional legal matters and the interpretation of certain laws.
1 file (379 folios)
The file is arranged in rough chronological order.
Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 381; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 5-130; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 file (379 folios)
- DC rights:
- Public Domain
Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence
Open Government Licence
- Is part of:
- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers